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Sugar Land Skeeters fall to Somerset Patriots; 7-5 in early afternoon game

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With the score tied at five going into extra innings, the Sugar Land Skeeters could not overcome the two-run tenth innings of the Somerset Patriots and fell to their Atlantic League rival by the score of 7-5 at Constellation Field in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land on Wednesday afternoon, May 7, 2014.

The Skeeters got on the scoreboard in the first inning when center fielder Ryan Langerhans scored third base on a single by designated hitter Nick Stavinoha.

The Patriots erupted for three runs in the third inning and added a single run in the fifth inning and extended their lead to 4-1 before the Skeeters came powering back in the bottom of the inning.

Sugar Land tallied three hits in the fifth inning to even the score at four and took a single run lead in the sixth inning off an RBI double by left fielder Neil Medchill to score second baseman Brandon Wood from second.

Somerset tied the score in the seventh inning; with the tie forcing both teams into extra innings.

The Patriots quickly scored two runs in the top of the tenth inning to secure the win.

Langerhans connected for two runs and two hits while Rusty Ryal, connecting for his first home run of the season in the fifth inning and added three RBI to his season total of four.

Brian Kozlowski, pitching 1.1 innings in relief, received the loss for the Skeeters by giving up the two runs in the tenth innings to Somerset.

With the loss, the Skeeters fell to 6-6 for the season, while the Patriots raised their record to an identical 6-6.

The two teams will again face off with an 11:05 a.m. start at Constellation Field on Thursday, May 8 in the third game of their current six-game series.

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