WALDORF, Md. - The Somerset Patriots (13-21, 55-49) came from behind to defeat the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (18-16, 43-60) by a score of 5-2 on Friday night at Regency Furniture Stadium.
After a 30-minute rain delay, Southern Maryland started the scoring in the second inning. Cory Vaugh (18) powered a solo home run to left-center field to leadoff the inning. Jon Griffin (5) added a solo home run of his own to make the score 2-0..
Somerset struggled offensively early on only collecting three hits through the first six frames.
But the Patriots offense woke up in the seventh inning with three straight singles to load the bases before Craig Massey drove in Mike Ohlman with a sacrifice fly to get Somerset on the scoreboard. Later in the inning, Alfredo Rodriguez drew a bases loaded walk to tie the game at 2-2.
The Patriots went back to work in the eighth inning as Justin Pacchioli reached on an error by first baseman Josh McAdams to begin the frame, then Jimmy Paredes and Mike Ohlman drew walks.
Later in the inning, Yovan Gonzalez worked a one-out walk to score Pacchioli, the go-ahead run. Teodoro Martinez capped the inning off with a two-out, two-run single.
Vince Molesky (4-3) earned the win after working four relief innings and allowing just one run to score. Adam Choplick (0-2) took the loss after three unearned runs scored in the eighth. Chris Beck (1) recorded his first save with Somerset.
The Patriots continue with six more games on the road before the team returns home on Friday, Aug. 23 to host the Blue Crabs. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.