Lancaster Storms Past Patriots

Big fifth inning helps lift Lancaster.

The Lancaster Barnstormers defeated the Somerset Patriots 11-4 at TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday evening.

Lancaster scored first to take a 2-0 lead on a two run homerun by right fielder Ryan Harvey (18) in the top of the second inning.

An RBI base hit by Jeff Nettles in the bottom half of the second scored Corey Smith and got the Patriots on the board 2-1.

The Barnstormers scored again in the fourth inning on back-to-back RBI singles by Kyle Haines and Adam Godwin to extend their lead to 4-1.

Lancaster broke open the game in the top of the fifth inning, rallying to score five on two run homeruns by Fehlandt Lentini (16) and Travis Denker (6) and a solo blast by Kody Kirkland (16) to make the score 9-1.

The Barnstormers tacked on another run in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Haines for the 10-1 advantage.

An RBI single by Emerson Frostad brought home another run in the eighth and made the score 11-1.

Adam Donachie drove an RBI double to left and Joe Holden followed later in the innings with a run scoring base hit to bring home two runs for the Patriots in the eighth to cut the lead to 11-3.

The Patriots scored a run in the bottom of the ninth on an RBI base hit by Nettles for the 11-4 final.

Lancaster starter John Halama (11-7) got the win after allowing three runs on 11 hits in seven innings pitched.  Justin Cassel (5-9) picked up the loss for Somerset, allowing nine runs on 10 hits in 4.1 innings pitched.

The 2012 Somerset Patriots Season will continue on Wednesday night when the Patriots take on the Barnstormers at 7:05 pm.  The game includes Patriots Top 15 Card Strip for the first 2,000 fans.

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