Late Errors Doom Somerset In 3-2 Loss

Waldorf, Maryland – The Somerset Patriots (18-11) let a late lead slip away in a 3-2 loss to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (7-22) Sunday night at Regency Furniture Stadium.

The Blue Crabs jumped ahead in the bottom of the first inning on a Rubi Silva (3) solo home run. Somerset answered in the next half inning on Michael Ohlman’s (1) solo home run to left field. Ohlman526Blog

Edwin Espinal put the Patriots in front in the top of the fifth inning on a two-out RBI single. The 2-1 Somerset lead held until Southern Maryland plated an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning on a Frank Martinez sacrifice fly.

Southern Maryland later won the ballgame in the bottom of the ninth. Cory Vaughn drew a lead-off walk, was sacrificed over to second base, advanced to third on an Alfredo Rodriguez throwing error and ultimately scored on a Jon Griffin walk-off sacrifice fly.

Patriots’ starter Thomas Dorminy received a no-decision despite spinning six innings of one-run baseball.

Mat Latos (1-3) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Luis Cruz (1-1) took the tough-luck loss after he allowed two unearned runs over an inning and two-thirds.

The Patriots’ road trip continues on Memorial Day when they open up a seven-game series in Texas against the Sugar Land Skeeters. First pitch for game one is set for 8:05 p.m. ET (7:05 p.m. CT) at Constellation Field.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Tuesday, June 4th when the team returns to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 pm game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. 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 Rout Blue Crabs In Dominant Effort

Waldorf, Maryland – The Somerset Patriots (18-10) put together a dominant performance Saturday night in a 9-1 win over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (6-22) at Regency Furniture Stadium.

The Patriots jumped in front 3-0 in the top of the third inning. Eight batters came to the plate in the frame, including RBI singles from D’Arby Myers and Will Kengor, along with an RBI groundout from Edwin Espinal. Myers525Blog

Yovan Gonzalez added to the Patriots lead in the next inning with a two-run double to right-center field. That chased Blue Crabs’ starter Brandon Cumpton (1-4) from the ballgame.

Somerset increased its lead to 8-0 in the top of the sixth on an Espinal RBI single and a Kengor (2) two-run home run. Frank Martinez (3) answered with a solo home run in the bottom of the inning to get the Blue Crabs on the board.

Rey Navarro contributed an RBI single in the top of the seventh to add to Somerset’s lead and top off the scoring.

Myers finished the game 5-for-6 from the plate and just a home run shy of the cycle. He became the first Patriot to record five hits in a game this season.

Vince Molesky tossed four shutout innings as Somerset’s starting pitcher, but did not qualify for the win. Jake Joyce (2-1) received the win after tossing two scoreless innings of relief.
Somerset and Southern Maryland conclude their three-game series Sunday evening. Thomas Dorminy (0-3, 4.82 ERA) takes the mound for the Patriots against Blue Crabs righty Michael Kelly (0-2, 5.40 ERA). First pitch at Regency Furniture Stadium is scheduled for 6:35 pm.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Tuesday, June 4th when the team returns to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 pm game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. 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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Late Comeback Lifts Patriots Past Crabs

Waldorf, Maryland – The Somerset Patriots (17-10) plated five unanswered runs over the final three innings Friday night to top the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (6-21) 6-4 at Regency Furniture Stadium.

The Patriots jumped in front in the top of the first inning on an RBI infield single from Will Kengor. The Blue Crabs answered in the second on a two-out, two-run Charlie Valerio (2) home run to take the lead. Ohlman524Blog

Southern Maryland added to their lead in the bottom of the fourth on a Jon Griffin (4) two-run home run. The 4-1 Blue Crab lead would hold until a run-scoring double-play groundout from Mike Fransoso in the seventh trimmed the deficit to two.

The Patriots then tied up the game on a two-out rally in the top of the eighth. An Edwin Espinal single began the rally before Kengor lined an RBI triple down the right-field line and Michael Oilman short-hopped an RBI double off the center-field fence to tie the game at 4-4.

It was another two-out rally in the ninth that would get Somerset over the hump. With runners at second and third and two down, Espinal lined a two-run double just past the dive of Blue Crabs centerfielder Cory Vaughn to put the Patriots in front.

Southern Maryland went down quietly in the bottom of the ninth to finish off the night.

Zech Zinicola (3-1) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Ryan Chaffee (0-4) yielded two runs over two-thirds of an inning to take the loss. Mike Antonini (10) tossed a scoreless ninth to earn the save.

The Patriots and Blue Crabs series continues Saturday night. Vince Molesky (1-0, 6.30 ERA) takes the mound for Somerset against Southern Maryland righty Brandon Cumpton (1-3, 4.34 ERA). First pitch at Regency Furniture Stadium is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Tuesday, June 4th when the team returns to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 pm game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. 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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Somerset Patriots And Kalafer Dealerships Sponsor Tour Of Somerville

TourOfSomervilleWebBridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have teamed up with Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Brands, Clinton Honda and Land Rover Princeton to sponsor the Tour of Somerville Bike Race this Memorial Day Weekend.

The Tour of Somerville is the oldest and most prestigious race in North America and an annual Memorial Day Weekend tradition since 1940. The event brings tens of thousands of families and race fans to Somerville and Bound Brook for the weekend-long event featuring the most elite cyclists in the world. Now in its 76th year, more than 500 cyclists are expected to compete in the various races throughout the weekend.

Memorial Day is highlighted by a family-fun ride in the morning, games and entertainment for all in attendance, and six Tour of Somerville Races throughout the day. The Mildred Kugler 25-mile race will take place at 3:00 pm for the women and the Kugler-Anderson 50-mile men’s race will start at 4:05 pm.

This year, world-renowned sports artist James Fiorentino, through a partnership with Studio 7 Fine Gallery in Bernardsville, has added the Tour of Somerville to his impressive portfolio by being commissioned to paint the official artwork of the event.

The original painting will permanently hang in the collection of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in California. The painting has been made into limited edition giclees and posters that are available at the event courtesy of the Somerset Patriots, Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Brands, Clinton Honda and Land Rover Princeton.

“We are proud to be part of this extraordinary event,” said Somerset Patriots Co-Chairman Jonathan Kalafer. “Our family and businesses always look to have a positive impact and take part in events that matter to our community. The Tour of Somerville has brought families together for decades to create lifelong memories, and that’s what really is the most important part to us. It’s going to be a special event watching some of the best athletes in the world compete and all the festivities that surround the races.”

Sparkee, the Somerset Patriots Mascot, will be making an appearance at the event on Monday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to entertain the families in attendance and take part in the different activities on Main Street in Downtown Somerville.

The Somerset Patriots, Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Brands, Clinton Honda and Land Rover Princeton are all family-owned and operated business of the Kalafer family. Find out more information by visiting somersetpatriots.com, flemington.com, clintonhonda.com and landroverprinceton.com.

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Somerset Patriots To Welcome Super Bowl XXV Champion NY Giants

SPB-5793 NY Giants Elements FB 1200X900Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced that New York Giants Super Bowl XXV Champions OJ Anderson and Stephen Baker will appear at the Wednesday, August 28th game at TD Bank Ballpark. The team will take on the Lancaster Barnstormers in the 7:05 pm game presented by a4 Media.

Anderson and Baker will participate in an exclusive Meet & Greet on the Party Deck beginning at 6:00 pm when gates open. The Meet & Greet ticket package is $70 and includes an autograph item provided by the team, an opportunity for both players to sign an item provided by the fans, and a picture with both Giants greats. The Meet and Greet features a buffet and tickets to the game to enjoy on the Party Deck overlooking left field. To purchase Meet & Greet tickets, please select Giants Meet & Greet or Party Deck when buying tickets online.

After the Meet & Greet concludes, Anderson and Baker will be honored in the pre-game festivities and throw out ceremonial first pitches.

Once the game starts, Anderson and Baker will sign autographs on the main concourse for two hours.

Throughout the game, the Somerset Patriots will entertain fans with highlights and other clips of the two during their time with the Giants.

Anderson, the Super Bowl XXV MVP, enjoyed a 14-year football career with the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Giants. An eighth overall pick in the 1979 NFL draft, Anderson’s career started with a bang, winning Rookie of the Year by rushing for 1,605 yards and eight touchdowns. He would go on to be named an All-Pro and a Pro Bowler in just his first season in the league.
He would play six full seasons with the Cardinals before being dealt midseason to the Giants in 1986. Anderson’s claim to fame in a Giants uniform came during the 1990 season, where the Giants squared off against Jim Kelly and the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV.

Anderson’s 102 yards on 21 carries, including the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter was good enough to earn him game MVP honors.

For his NFL career, Anderson would rush for 10,273 yards and 81 touchdowns. He would rack up two Pro Bowl appearances and was named Comeback Player of the Year in 1989.

The only other touchdown from the Giants during Super Bowl XXV was scored by wide receiver Stephen Baker.

A third-round pick in the 1987 NFL Draft, Baker spent six seasons with the Giants, catching 141 receptions for 2,587 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Nicknamed “The Touchdown Maker,” Baker lived up to his expectations, catching a key 14-yard touchdown from Jeff Hostetler in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXV.

Down 12-3, Baker’s touchdown brought the Giants back into the game, ultimately flipping momentum right before the half.

Anderson and Baker were two integral parts to the Giants winning their second of four total championships.

The Somerset Patriots 2019 Season Presented by Ford is underway at TD Bank Ballpark. Stay up to date on all the team news online, on all of our social media platforms, and on our mobile app. For more information, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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