Patriots Power Past Revolution

(PR) Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots defeated the York Revolution 6-1 before 6,059 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday afternoon.

The Revolution scored in the top of the first inning after right fielder Steve Haake doubled, center fielder Erold Andrus singled, and shortstop Ramon Castro hit into a double play that brought home Haake for the 1-0 lead.

Somerset answered back in the bottom of the first inning to take the lead after first baseman Joe Burke doubled and third baseman Jeff Nettles followed with a two-run homerun (2) to make the score 2-1.

The Patriots added a run in the bottom of the third inning on a double by center fielder Tim Raines, Jr. and a sacrifice fly by Burke for the 3-1 advantage.

Somerset extended the lead with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Designated hitter Josh Pressley drew a walk, moved to second on a single by catcher Jason Belcher, and both runners scored on a two-run triple by second baseman Elliott Ayala for a 5-1 lead.

Pressley (9) blasted a solo homerun in the bottom of the sixth inning for the Patriots to make the score 6-1.

Patriots starter Josh Miller (7-6) got the win after allowing a run on 11 hits in seven innings pitched. Revolution starter Jarod Plummer (2-1) suffered the loss, allowing five runs on six hits in four innings pitched.

The Somerset Patriots 2010 Season presented by Ford will continue on Wednesday, July 21st when the Patriots battle the York Revolution a 7:05 pm at TD Bank Ballpark. The game includes a Post-Game Fireworks Show presented by The Provident Bank. Great seats are available by stopping by the Patriots Ticket Office located at TD Bank Ballpark, by calling (908) 252-0700, or on-line at


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