Revolution Open Series With Win Over Patriots

715PacchioliWebBridgewater, New Jersey – The York Revolution (3-1, 37-36) defeated the Somerset Patriots (2-2, 44-30) 6-3 at TD Bank Ballpark on Monday evening.

York opened the scoring in the top of the second inning on a solo home run from Isaias Tejeda (7) down the left-field line. The Revolution added two more in the third inning on Henry Castillo’s (9) two-run shot to right field that made the score 3-0.

Three more runs for the Revolution scored in the fifth inning for a 6-0 advantage. Telvin Nash (23) hit a two-run home run to center field before Tejeda (8), the next batter, hit a solo homer to left for his second long ball of the game.

The Patriots got on the board in the home half of the frame on an RBI groundout from Michael Ohlman and an RBI single from Edwin Espinal that made the score 6-2.

Justin Pacchioli came around to score from second on a throwing error in the bottom of the seventh inning to cut the lead in half.

Corey Walter (3-3) picked up the win, allowing two unearned runs on five hits in five innings pitched. Ryan Kussmaul (2-3) suffered the loss, allowing six runs on eight hits in 6.1 innings pitched.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home with a 7:05 pm game against the York Revolution on Tuesday, July 16th. The game will feature Drawstring Bags for the first 1,000 fans in attendance, presented by the Sarcoma Foundation of America. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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Patriots Stomp Bees 14-1

714ParedesWebBridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (2-1, 44-29) defeated the New Britain Bees (1-2, 36-36) 14-1 at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday evening.

The Bees took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by Alejandro De Aza.

Somerset answered in the bottom of the frame with a run on an error and a sacrifice fly by Edwin Espinal for a 2-1 advantage.

The Patriots broke the game open with a four-run third inning that included a Michael Ohlman two-run double, a sacrifice fly by Yovan Gonzalez and a solo home run by Alfredo Rodriguez (2) that made the score 6-1.

In the next inning, Jimmy Paredes launched a two-run blast (6) that put Somerset up 8-1. Paredes finished the game 2-for4 with three runs scored, a home run and two RBI.

The Patriots made it 10-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning on a run-scoring error and an RBI single by Ramon Flores.

Craig Massey’s two-run double, an RBI base hit by Scott Kelly and an RBI fielder’s choice by Flores in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Somerset a 14-1 advantage, that would be the final score.

Thomas Dorminy (5-4) picked up the win, allowing a run on seven hits and eight strikeouts in six innings pitched. Jed Bradley (3-4) suffered the loss, allowing six runs- four earned- on six hits in three innings pitched.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home with a 7:05 pm game against the York Revolution on Monday, July 15th. The game features A Night In The Wild Inspired By The Lion King. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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Bees Rally For Come From Behind Win Over Patriots

713FloresWebBridgewater, NJ – The New Britain Bees (1-1, 36-35) defeated the Somerset Patriots (1-1, 43-29) 7-6 before 6,177 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday evening.

Ramon Flores, who finished the game 4-for-5 with two runs scored, a double, two triples, a home run and two RBI was called out in a controversial play at the plate on what could have been a game-tying in the park homer in the bottom of the ninth inning that ended the game.

The Patriots took an early 1-0 lead on a solo home run by Flores (6) to lead off the bottom of the first inning.

Michael Ohlman then led off the second inning with a home run (4) to deep center field. Michael Crouse added a run on an RBI single before Flores struck with an RBI double that put Somerset up 4-0.

Darren Ford got the Bees on the board with a solo home run (3) in the top of the third inning to cut the lead to 4-1.

Somerset got one back in the bottom of the sixth inning on an RBI fielder’s choice by Craig Massey for a 5-1 advantage.

The Bees jumped out in front with a six-run top of the seventh inning, highlighted by a two-run home run by Jason Rogers (7) and a three-run home run by Logan Moore (5). Mike Carp also added an RBI base hit in the inning.

The Patriots answered with a run in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single by Justin Pacchioli to make it a one-run game.

David Roseboom (1-0) took the win with 0.2 innings pitched. Luis Cruz (1-3) suffered the loss, allowing three runs on four hits in an inning pitched. Jim Fuller earned his tenth save of the season with an inning pitched.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home with a 5:05 pm game against the New Britain Bees on Sunday, July 14th. The game features an appearance by WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan presented by Empire Supplies. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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Patriots Power Past Bees To Open Second Half

712YovanWebBridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (1-0, 43-28) defeated the New Britain Bees (0-1, 35-35) 6-3 before 6,202 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday evening.

The Bees took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning on a home run by Logan Moore (4).

The Patriots answered with two runs in the bottom of the frame to go in front on a Will Kengor RBI double and a Michael Ohlman RBI groundout.

Somerset added to the lead on a solo home run by Rey Navarro (3) for a 3-1 advantage.

A run scored on an error in the top of the fifth inning to cut the lead to 3-2.

New Britain tied up the game again in the top of the sixth inning on an RBI single by Ozzie Martinez.

Another home run, this time by Yovan Gonzalez (2), put the Patriots back on top in the bottom of the sixth inning. Ramon Flores added two more runs on a double that made the score 6-3, which would be the final.

“I just want to help the team right there,” said Gonzalez, who finished 2-for-4 with a run, a home run and an RBI. “In that situation, I’m just trying to get on base with two outs and not do too much.”

Brett Oberholtzer (7-1) picked up the win, allowing three runs-two earned-on five hits with six strikeouts over six innings pitched. Akeel Morris (1-1) took the loss, allowing three runs on three hits in 0.2 innings pitched. Luis Cruz earned his second save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning pitched.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home with a 7:05 pm game against the New Britain Bees on Saturday, July 13th. The game features the Biggest Fireworks Show of the season as the Patriots Celebrate America presented by Miracle-Ear Somerset & Watchung. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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MLB And ALPB Announce Rules Update For Second Half

New Web- MLB Rules41019(Lancaster, Pa., July 11, 2019) – Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) announced today four additional experimental playing rules that will be in place during the second half of the 2019 Atlantic League Championship Season. The list of changes is as follows:

  • Pitcher is required to step off the rubber in order to attempt a pickoff
  • One (1) foul bunt is permitted with two strikes before a strikeout is called
  • Batters may “steal” first base on any pitch not caught in flight (the batter can be thrown out if he attempts to run)
  • “Check swing” rule made more batter-friendly

These new experimental playing rules will be used along with the current rules and equipment changes that were put in place at the start of the 2019 season. These include:

  • Home plate umpire assisted by radar tracking system and an MLB-defined strike zone
  • No mound visits permitted by players or coaches other than pitching changes and medical visits
  • Pitchers must face a minimum of three batters or reach the end of an inning before they can exit the game, unless the pitcher becomes injured
  • Increase size of bases from 15 inches square to 18 inches square
  • Time between innings and pitching changes reduced from 2:05 to 1:45

MLB will analyze the effects of these changes before deciding on potential additional modifications for the 2020 ALPB Championship Season.

The experimental playing rule and equipment changes are part of a new three-year agreement between MLB and ALPB. The agreement covers the transfer of players from ALPB to MLB and enhances MLB’s scouting coverage of ALPB games. MLB will continue to provide statistical and radar tracking data from ALPB games to MLB Clubs.

“We have seen a tremendous amount of interest in these initiatives from our players, coaches and fans throughout the first half of the season,” said Rick White, ALPB President. “We look forward to working further with Major League Baseball and observing these additional rule changes in action throughout the remainder of the year.”

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 900 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 40 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history.

For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.

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