Bees Take 10 Inning Game Over Patriots 4-3

827fbBridgewater, NJ – The New Britain Bees (21-28, 57-62) defeated the Somerset Patriots (26-23, 64-55) 4-3 in ten innings on Saturday evening at TD Bank Ballpark.

 

New Britain broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the tenth inning on an RBI triple by Michael Crouse that would lead to the final score.

 

“They made some plays when we had some runners in scoring position. They did a good job to minimize innings and we never got that big hit we needed,” said Somerset Patriots manager Brett Jodie.

 

The Bees took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI double by Jon Griffin.

 

Griffin and Jonathan Roof hit RBI singles in the top of the fourth inning to give New Britain a 3-0 advantage.

 

Somerset cut the lead with two runs in the bottom of the inning on a solo home run by Kyle Roller (5) and an RBI double by Rob Kral that made the score 3-2.

 

The Patriots tied up the game in the sixth inning on a two-out RBI single by Aharon Eggleston.

 

Rob Bryson (2-2) picked up the win with two scoreless innings pitched. Mickey Storey (1-8) took the loss, allowing a run on two hits in an inning pitched. Shawn Gilblair earned the save (12) with a scoreless inning.

 

“It was a hard fought contest on both sides, but ultimately they got the big hit in the end,” Jodie added.

 

The 2016 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford continues at home on Sunday night for a 5:05 pm game against the New Britain Bees. The game features Veterans of America Day with a special pre-game ceremony beginning at 4:00 pm and Baseballs (1st 1,000) presented by Financial Resources Federal Credit Union. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com. Download our Mobile App for free in the Apple or Android App store.

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August 27th Game Notes; Bees @ Patriots

Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (26-22, 64-54) host the New Britain Bees (20-28, 56-62) for the middle game of a three game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The game will be broadcast via SPN.TV. There will be a postgame Fireworks Show. Somerset is 4-7 against New Britain. These squads play each other 9 times the final 22 games of the season.  gameday1

Playoff Picture

Somerset is up 1.5 games on Bridgeport in the Liberty Division race while Long Island is 3.0 games back and New Britain is 6.0 games back. The Skeeters lead the Revs by 5.0 games in the Freedom race.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Will Oliver (3-2, 3.54 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow right hander Nate Roe (3-1, 5.55 ERA) will toss for New Britain.

Patience Is A Virtue

The Patriots have drawn 68 more walks than the next closest team in the league

LaHair Hammering Competition

Bryan LaHair is second in the Atlantic League in RBI with 77. He has six RBI in his last two games. He bats .351 with RISP and .382 with two outs and RISP.

Eggs Sunny Side Up

Aharon Eggleston has hit safely in 27 of his last 29 games. He is in the midst of a 12 game hitting streak which establishes a season-high. He has the fourth best batting average in the Atlantic League at .319

M-Vidal-P

In 65 games this year, David Vidal has 21 HRs. That leads the league and is a personal career-high. Vidal missed 53 games with a quad injury. He is batting .321 with 55 RBI. He hit .259 last year with 12 HRs in 124 games. He has clubbed nine go ahead home runs.

RU Ready For Domination?

Vinny Zarrillo is 10-for-20 during his five game hitting streak which ties a season-high

Guz Is The Man

In August Carlos Guzman is batting .349 with 4 HRs and 16 RBI

Closing Time

Jon Hunton is 25-for-27 in his last 27 save opportunities. His has blown two saves since May 21st.  He leads the league in saves with 32. It’s his fourth straight year of tallying 30 saves.

Somerset Speedsters

Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 152. That’s 25 more than the next closest team. Scott Kelly is third in the league with 35. Eric Farris is sixth in the league with 25.

Miller Time

Jim Miller, the former big leaguer with the Yankees, Orioles, Rockies and A’s, has yet to allow an earned run in 17 relief appearances (17.1 innings). He has 20 Ks and 1 BBs.

New-by

Kyler Newby had a 4.46 ERA last year but this year his ERA is 2.28

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LaHair Drives In Four To Lead Patriots To Victory

826fbBridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (26-22, 64-54) defeated the New Britain Bees (20-28, 56-62) 7-6 on Friday evening at TD Bank Ballpark.

 

The Patriots jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. The first run came home on a balk by Bees starting pitcher Daniel Sattler. Aharon Eggleston then drove in two runs on a single and Bryan LaHair followed with a two-run double.

 

Jovan Rosa hit a two-run home run (11) in the top of the fourth inning to cut the lead to 5-2.

 

LaHair answered again for Somerset with a two-run single in the bottom of the frame that made the score 7-2.

 

“I’ve been feeling good. I just take one at bat at a time and keep grinding it out,” said LaHair, who has driven in six runs over the past two games.

 

The Bees cut into the lead in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Jon Griffin that made the score 7-3.

 

New Britain made it a 7-5 game in the sixth inning on a two-run home run by Craig Maddox (10).

 

Alexis Candelario (1-1) picked up the win, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits and seven strikeouts in six innings pitched.

 

“Alexis is so close to such a great outing. He just made a few mistakes that got taken advantage of,” said Somerset Patriots manager Brett Jodie. “He’s right on the verge. I think he’s still learning the league. I certainly think he was better than his numbers show tonight.”

 

Sattler (1-3) suffered the loss, allowing five earned runs on five hits in five innings pitched.

 

Jon Hunton got into trouble in the ninth, allowing a run, but worked his way out of trouble to earn his 32nd save of the season.

 

The 2016 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford continues at home on Saturday night for a 7:05 pm game against the New Britain Bees. The game features a Post-Game Fireworks Show presented by Montclair State University. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com. Download our Mobile App for free in the Apple or Android App store.

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August 26th Game Notes; Bees @ Patriots

Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (25-22, 63-54) host the New Britain Bees (20-27, 56-61) for the first game of a three game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 3-7 against New Britain. These squads play each other 10 times the final 23 games of the season.  gameday1

Playoff Picture

Somerset is up 0.5 games on Bridgeport in the Liberty Division race while Long Island is 3.0 games back and New Britain is 5.0 games back. The Skeeters lead the Revs by 4.0 games in the Freedom race.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Alexis Candelario (0-1, 6.58 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow right hander Daniel Sattler (1-2, 2.61 ERA) will toss for New Britain. Candelario began the year in the Italian League but latched on with Somerset for three starts in June. He departed for the Mexican League the last two months but he is back in the Atlantic League for the playoff push. Sattler won a Championship with the Patriots last year as a reliever. He was 8-2, 3.94 ERA over 47 games with 64 Ks and 35 BBs.

Patience Is A Virtue

The Patriots have drawn 63 more walks than the next closest team in the league

LOB

The Patriots have amassed 47 hits their last four games and stranded 44 base runners

Eggs Sunny Side Up

Aharon Eggleston has hit safely in 26 of his last 28 games. He is in the midst of a 11 game hitting streak which ties a season-high. He has the fourth best batting average in the Atlantic League at .319

M-Vidal-P

In 64 games this year, David Vidal has 21 HRs. That leads the league and is a personal career-high. Vidal missed 53 games with a quad injury. He is batting .335 with 55 RBI. He hit .259 last year with 12 HRs in 124 games. He has clubbed nine go ahead home runs.

LaHair Hammering Competition

Bryan LaHair is third in the league in RBI with 73.

Guz Is The Man

In August Carlos Guzman is batting .341 with 4 HRs and 16 RBI

Closing Time

Jon Hunton is 24-for-26 in his last 26 save opportunities. His has blown two saves since May 21st.  He leads the league in saves with 31. It’s his fourth straight year of tallying 30 saves.

Somerset Speedsters

Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 151. That’s 25 more than the next closest team. Scott Kelly is third in the league with 35. Eric Farris is sixth in the league with 25.

Miller Time

Jim Miller, the former big leaguer with the Yankees, Orioles, Rockies and A’s, has yet to allow an earned run in 16 relief appearances (16.1 innings). He has 18 Ks and 0 BBs.

New-by

Kyler Newby had a 4.46 ERA last year but this year his ERA is 2.28

RU Ready For Domination

Vinny Zarrillo has recorded multi-hit games in three of his last four contests

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LaHair Homers And Hits Walk Off Single In Patriots Win

825fbBridgewater, NJ – Bryan LaHair hit the game-tying home run and later the walk off single to lead the Somerset Patriots (25-22, 63-54) to a 4-3 win over the Lancaster Barnstormers (18-27, 53-62) in ten innings on Thursday evening at TD Bank Ballpark.

 

With runners on the corners and one out in the tenth inning, LaHair blooped a game-winning single to left field to give the Patriots the extra inning win.

 

“It was my day and I was just trying to give my best effort to get us a win,” said LaHair. “I was looking for something to get the barrel on to get it out in the outfield. I put a good swing on it and those hits come when you do that.”

 

The Barnstormers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by Mike McDade.

 

Two more runs scored in the fourth inning on an RBI double by Kevin Ahrens and an RBI single by Dean Wilson for a 3-0 advantage.

 

Kyle Roller got Somerset on the board with an RBI double in the bottom of the fourth inning.

 

The Patriots chipped away at the lead with a run in the fifth inning on an RBI base hit by Aharon Eggleston.

 

A long home run by LaHair (9) in the sixth inning tied up the game at 3-3.

 

“Our team really wants to win. We come here every day and we want to win. We want to win series. Our goal is to finish all the way through,” LaHair added.

 

Jeremy Bleich (1-2) picked up the win with a scoreless inning pitched.  R.J. Hively (1-6) took the loss, allowing a run in 0.1 innings pitched.

 

The 2016 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford continues at home on Friday night for a 7:05 pm game against the New Britain Bees. The game features Metal Lunch Boxes presented by Applegate. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com. Download our Mobile App for free in the Apple or Android App store.

 

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