Patriots Win Fourth In A Row Over Blasters

LeiterJrThrowingBridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (6-4) defeated the New Jersey Blasters (4-6) 7-4 at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday night for their fourth straight win.

The Blasters jumped out in front with two runs in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by Martin Figueroa and an RBI groundout by Tommy McCarthy.

Somerset answered with three runs in the bottom of the second inning to take the lead. Connor Justus drew a bases loaded walk to start the scoring. Sean Guida’s RBI fielder’s choice tied up the game and Jordan Jackson’s sacrifice fly put the Patriots up 3-2.

Shayne Fontana’s RBI triple and Joey Rose’s sacrifice fly in the next frame extended the lead to 5-2.

Two more runs crossed the plate for Somerset in the bottom of the fourth inning on RBI base hits by Jackson and Scott Kelly for a 7-2 advantage.

The Blasters got a run in the top of the sixth inning on an RBI single by Mark Shenloogian, and another in the top of the seventh on a Figueroa RBI double, for the 7-4 final.

Mark Leiter Jr. (1-1) allowed two unearned runs on two hits and struck out seven in five innings for the win. Alex Vargas (0-3) suffered the loss after he allowed five runs on three hits in three innings pitched.

The SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series presented by Ford will continue on Thursday, August 20th with a 7:05 pm game between the Somerset Patriots and the New Jersey Blasters at TD Bank Ballpark. This weekend’s games were presented by RWJBarnabas Health, the Official Health Care Provider of the Somerset Patriots. For more information, please visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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Patriots Take Series Lead With 3-1 Win Over The Blasters

FontanaSwingingBridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (5-4) defeated the New Jersey Blasters (4-5) 3-1 at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday night to take the lead in the SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series.

The Patriots took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on an RBI single by Sean Guida.

Somerset extended the lead with RBI singles by Shayne Fontana and Adam Tricarico in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The Blasters got their lone run on an RBI groundout by Rob Calabrese in the top of the seventh inning for the 3-1 final.

Max Herrmann (1-0) picked up the win with 2.2 innings pitched. Vin Mazzaro (1-1) suffered the complete game loss after he allowed three runs- one earned- on six hits and six strikeouts in seven innings of work. James Pugliese earned his fourth save of the series.

The SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series presented by Ford will continue on Saturday, August 15th with a 7:05 pm game between the Somerset Patriots and the New Jersey Blasters at TD Bank Ballpark. This weekend’s games are presented by RWJBarnabas Health, the Official Health Care Provider of the Somerset Patriots. For more information, please visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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Somerset Patriots To Celebrate Elvis With A Live Jim Barone Concert On The Field

Jim Barone Elvis FBBridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will host Elvis: Thru The Years starring Jim Barone at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, September 20th at 5:00 pm.

The outdoor concert event will take place on the field at TD Bank Ballpark, with patrons allowed to bring lawn chairs or beach towels to sit on the grass in the outfield as Barone performs Elvis Presley classics through the iconic singer’s career in three sets (the 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s) complete with costume changes.

Tickets for Elvis: Thru The Years are $15 and are now on sale at www.somersetpatriots.com/elvis.

Barone is an award-winning Elvis tribute artist and the man that brings Elvis Presley’s voice to life. His tribute spans the Presley catalog keeping true to the sound, passion, and style that encompassed Elvis as an entertainer. The result is a natural performance, without cliché, that embodies the soulful sensuality, the playful swagger, the humor, and the complete command of the audience.

At this point, the Somerset Patriots are allowed to have 500 people at the ballpark as per New Jersey’s guidelines for outdoor gatherings. Should guidelines change, the number of tickets will adjust to adhere to approved capacity.

Concession stands will be open featuring a limited menu. No outside food and beverages will be allowed.

For the safety of our staff and all patrons attending events inside TD Bank Ballpark, masks will be required upon entry to the ballpark and while walking around to restrooms, concessions, and other high traffic areas. Once you are seated on the field for the show you may remove your mask as we have ensured proper social distancing between seating areas.

More safety information and guidelines for the events are available on www.somersetpatriots.com.

The Somerset Patriots have brought professional baseball back to New Jersey from Friday, July 17th to Saturday, August 22nd. For more information about the Somerset Patriots and the SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series, please visit www.somersetpatriots.com, follow all of the team’s social media accounts, and download the Somerset Patriots Mobile App.

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Patriots Even Up Series With 3-1 Win Over The Blasters

Connor Justus SwingingBridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (4-4) defeated the New Jersey Blasters (4-4) 3-1 at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday night to even up the SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series.

The Patriots took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on an RBI groundout by Adam Tricarico.

Connor Justus had the big hit of the game, a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the fourth inning that put Somerset up 3-0.

The Blasters got their lone run in the top of the sixth inning on a Derek Romberg RBI double to right field that cut the lead to 3-1.

Billy Layne Jr. (1-0) picked up the win, as he allowed a run on a hit in 1.1 innings pitched. Alex Vargas (0-2) suffered the loss with three runs- two earned- on three hits in 3.2 innings pitched. James Pugliese earned his third save of the season after he recorded three strikeouts in 1.2 innings of work.

The SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series presented by Ford will continue on Friday, August 14th with a 7:05 pm game between the Somerset Patriots and the New Jersey Blasters at TD Bank Ballpark. This weekend’s games were presented by RWJBarnabas Health, the Official Health Care Provider of the Somerset Patriots. For more information, please visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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Patriots Rally Late For Comeback Win Over Blasters

GuidaSocial88Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (3-4) defeated the New Jersey Blasters (4-3) 4-3 at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday night in the SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series.

Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Patriots rallied for three runs to take the lead. Joey Rose started the scoring with an RBI double. Sean Guida later followed with an RBI fielder’s choice to tie the game, and an error on the play, gave Somerset the 4-3 advantage.

The Blasters took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning on an RBI double by Tommy McCarthy.

Luis Roman’s RBI double in the top of the third inning extended the Blasters lead to 2-0.

The Patriots cut the lead in half on an RBI groundout by Scott Kelly in the bottom of the fifth inning that made the score 2-1.

Nate Roe (2-0) earned the win after he allowed an unearned run and struck out two in an inning of work. Sean Keselica (0-1) suffered the loss, as he gave up three runs- two earned- on a hit in an inning pitched. James Pugliese retired the final batter of the game to earn his second save of the series.

The SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series presented by Ford will continue on Sunday, August 9th with a rescheduled 6:05 pm game between the Somerset Patriots and the New Jersey Blasters at TD Bank Ballpark. This weekend’s games are presented by RWJBarnabas Health, the Official Health Care Provider of the Somerset Patriots. For more information, please visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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