Bridgewater, New Jersey – Shawn Semple’s Double-A return and five home runs powered the Somerset Patriots (41-27) past the Altoona Curve (37-29) 10-0 on Thursday evening at TD Bank Ballpark.
Bridgewater, New Jersey – Shawn Semple’s Double-A return and five home runs powered the Somerset Patriots *(41-27) past the *Altoona Curve (37-29) 10-0 on Thursday evening at TD Bank Ballpark.
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Semple (W, 3-2) set the tone early when he struck out the side in the first inning. He scattered just two hits and struck out nine in six scoreless innings pitched.
Brandon Lockridge (4,5) and Jason Lopez (2,3) each hit two home runs in the game.
Lockridge went deep to start the scoring in the third, and again for three runs in the eighth, to finish 3-for-5 with four RBI.
Lopez hit a two-run homer in the fourth after Oswaldo Cabrera’s solo shot (13) started the scoring in the inning. Lopez struck again with a three-run blast in the fifth inning to finish with five RBI on the night.
Osvaldo Bido (L, 2-4) suffered the loss after he allowed five earned runs on six hits in 4.2 innings pitched.
The Patriots and Curve continue the series on Friday night with a 7:05 pm game at TD Bank Ballpark.
About the Somerset Patriots
The Somerset Patriots are the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate and develop today’s top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for MLB’s winningest team. The Patriots compete in the Double-A Northeast League and play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, where fans of all ages and levels of baseball fandom get to enjoy the unique experience that is minor league baseball.
To learn more, visit:___www.somersetpatriots.com._