07/20/2019 7:59 PM -
High Point, North Carolina - The Somerset Patriots (4-5, 46-33) bounced back with a 4-2 win over the High Point Rockers (5-5, 46-34) Saturday night at BB&T Point.
The Patriots got on the board first in the top of the fifth inning. Justin Pacchioli hit a one-out double and stole third before Yovan Gonzalez brought him home on a sacrifice fly.
One inning later, Michael Ohlman added to the Somerset lead with a two-out, two-run double. The Rockers answered in the bottom of the sixth on a pair of solo home runs from Stephen Cardullo (12) and Tyler Ladendorf (12).
The Patriots got a run back in the top of the seventh to double their lead. Craig Massey led off the inning with an infield single, advanced to second on a wild pitch, got to third on a Pacchioli infield single and raced home on the second wild pitch of the inning.
Pacchioli finished the game 3-for-4 with a run scored and a new season-high four stolen bases.
Somerset’s bullpen locked things down the rest of the way, with scoreless innings from Luis Cruz, Nate Roe and Jonathan Cheshire (S, 3).
Ryan Kussmaul (W, 3-3) struck out a season-high nine batters and allowed two runs over six innings to earn the win. Dusty Isaacs (L, 0-1) yielded a run in his lone inning of relief and was saddled with the loss.
The Patriots and Rockers conclude this weekend’s three-game series with a 2:00 pm first pitch at BB&T Point Sunday afternoon.
The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford continues on the road until Friday, July 26th when the Patriots return home to host the Long Island Ducks. The game includes a postgame fireworks show. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.