SUGAR LAND, TX — The Somerset Patriots (5-2) late rally fell short Friday night in a 5-3 loss to the Sugar Land Skeeters (7-0) at Constellation Field.

The Skeeters opened up the scoring in the bottom of the second inning on a two-out RBI single to right-center off the bat of Kyle Kubitza. Sugar Land increased its lead to 4-0 with a three-run fourth inning, highlighted by a Courtney Hawkins RBI single and a Kubitza two-run double.

Somerset responded in the top of the fifth with a solo home run from Adam Weisenburger (1). After Sugar Land regained a four-run lead in the bottom of the inning on a Matt Chavez (1) solo home run, an RBI groundout from Justin Trapp in the sixth brought the Patriots back within three.

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Scott Kelly brought the Patriots within two in the top of the seventh on a sacrifice fly to right field, but that wound up being the final run of the ballgame.

Logan Bawcom (1-0) earned the win after he allowed one run on three hits over five innings of work. Trevor Foss (0-1) was saddled with the loss after yielding four runs on eight hits over 3.2 innings pitched. Felipe Paulino (2) earned the save with a scoreless ninth inning.

Somerset brings southpaw Aaron Laffey (0-0, 0.00 ERA) onto the mound against Sugar Land righty Brett Marshall (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Saturday night in the second game of the weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 pm CT (7:05 pm ET).

The Patriots return home Tuesday, May 8, for a 6:35 p.m. game against the Road Warriors. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.