Brandon Lockridge enjoyed a two-homer game as the Patriots won their fifth straight. Photo: Somerset Patriots.

Somerset Patriots first baseman Brandon Lockridge enjoyed a huge night at the plate, and helped to propel Somerset to a 7-5 victory over Hartford on Thursday.

Lockridge went 3-for-5 with three doubles and three RBI in the win. His second RBI double in the seventh inning put the Patriots in front 6-5. He added the insurance run an inning later with a RBI double in the eighth.

Lockridge is hitting .313 with two homer and 16 RBI on the season.

All the runs went to the advantage of starting pitcher Blane Abate who recorded a career high 11 strikeouts over 6.2 innings of work.

Max Burt also crushed a three-run homer in the top of the first inning to get things started for Somerset.

The Patriots and Yard Goats continue their series tonight in Connecticut at 7 p.m.

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