Joe Terdoslavich put together the best game by a Barnstormer this season, going 5-for-5 with a double and a home run to lead Lancaster to a 7-1 defeat of the Somerset Patriots Tuesday evening at TD Bank Park.
The Lancaster left fielder singled in his first three at bats. Then, with runners at the corners and one out in the top of the seventh, he raked a double deep to the gap in right center to break a 1-1 deadlock. He later scored the third run of the inning on a double inside the bag at third by Destin Hood.
In the ninth, Terdoslavich added his 17th home run of the season, a belt to the opposite field off right-hander Chris Beck.
Meanwhile, John Anderson (8-6) fired his fourth straight quality start for Lancaster. The left-hander yielded five hits and one run while not walking a batter and striking out five over his seven-inning stint.
The Patriots struck Anderson at the outset of the game. Justin Pacchioli singled into right and went all the way to third on a single to the hole at shortstop by Teodoro Martinez. Will Kengor lined to right fielder Caleb Gindl, who fired behind Martinez to complete a double play while Pacchioli scored.
Lancaster managed to tie the game in the third. With one out, Gindl walked and went to second on Terdoslavich’s second hit of the night, a grounder through the right side. Andrew Aplin singled to left to load the bases, and Hood got one run home with a long sacrifice fly to center.
Gift Ngoepe led off the seventh with a single off Liam O’Sullivan (4-7) and was safe at second when Rey Navarro threw away a potential force play grounder by Melvin Mercedes. Gindl forced Mercedes at second for the first out, setting up Terdoslavich against left-hander Jeff Kinley who was greeted by the double. A wild pitch scored Gindl.
Ngoepe added a two-run homer in the eighth.
The Barnstormers and Patriots meet again at 11:05 AM on Wednesday. Right-hander Jonathan Albaladejo (2-7) will make the start against lefty David Holmberg (1-3). Fans may tune into the Somerset Patriots webcast through www.somersetpatriots.com.
NOTES: Terdoslavich had Lancaster’s first five-hit game since April 28, 2018 when Rico Noel had five hits at York…Terdoslavich is 34-for-82 (.415) in his last 21 games…Anderson has allowed one run in each of his last four starts for a 1.33 ERA (4 ER/27.0 IP)…Aplin has hit safely in 21 of 22…Gindl lost a 10-game hitting streak…He had his third assist at first base in the last 22 days.