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Sugar Land Skeeters drop final game of six-game series, 4-0 to Somerset Patriots

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The Sugar Land Skeeters could not get their offense on track on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014 and fell to the Somerset Patriots by the score of 4-0 in the final game of their current six-game series.

The Houston area baseball fans that made the choice to spend Mother’s Day at the ball park saw the Patriots score three runs in the fifth inning and add an insurance run in the eighth to down the Skeeters for the fifth straight game.

The Skeeters tallied six hits, but could not get anyone home in the afternoon match.

Sugar Land had its best opportunity in the fifth inning when Patriot starting pitcher Matt Langwell loaded the bases in the fifth inning with third baseman Alex Nunez coming to the plate for the Skeeters.

He took a ball and a strike from Langwell before flying out to center field and closing out the inning for the Skeeters.

The Skeeters won the first game of the six-game series on Tuesday, May 6 by the score of 4-2.

In the next five games, the Skeeters were outscored by the Patriots 27-9.

With the loss, the Skeeters fall to 6-10 for the season and remain in fourth place in the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League.

Starter Matt Wright pitched five inning and dropped his season record to 1-3 with the loss.

Sugar Land now prepares for a six-game roads trip with three games against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on May 13-15 and the Patriots on May 16-18.

They will return to the friendly confines of Constellation Field on May 19 for a four-game series against the York Revolution.