(PR) Bridgewater, New Jersey – A season-high six home runs led the Somerset Patriots (59-42) to a 7-4 win over the Akron RubberDucks (62-39) at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday night.
New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres was in town on a rehab assignment and immediately impressed in the field with a bare-handed play in the first. He then hit one of the Patriots’ home runs (1) in the third to finish the game 1-for-2 with a run scored, an RBI and two walks.
The RubberDucks had jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first on an RBI double by Steven Kwan, an RBI single by George Valera, and a two-run single by Bo Naylor.
Somerset then powered their way back into the game with solo shots by Josh Breaux (5) in the first, Torres, and Isiah Gilliam (9) in the fourth.
The power surge continued with a four home run eighth inning. Chad Bell hit the game-tying home run (2) before Oliver Dunn’s solo blast (4) gave the Patriots the lead. Oswaldo Cabrera then added a no doubt two-run blast (18) to center for the 7-4 final.
Addison Russ (W, 3-2) picked up the win with a scoreless inning pitched. Nick Mikolajchak (L, 2-5) suffered the loss after he allowed four earned runs on three hits in 0.2 innings pitched. Zach Greene (S,1) earned the save with a scoreless ninth inning.
Somerset will next travel to Bowie to take on the Baysox from Tuesday, August 31st to Sunday, September 5th. The Patriots will return home for their final homestand of the 2021 regular season at TD Bank Ballpark from Tuesday, September 7th through Sunday, September 12th.