He Did It Again: 4th Walk-Off Hit for Yovan Gonzalez Wins It in 10th

Yovan Gonzalez celebrates with teammates after his 10th-inning single clinched the victory. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- Yovan Gonzalez’s pinch hit single in the tenth inning led the Somerset Patriots (32-20) over the Long Island Ducks (26-26) 7-6 at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday night.

Gonzalez came up to the plate with two outs and runners on first and second when he singled to left field for the game-winner. It was Gonzalez’s fourth walk off hit of the season.

“I wasn’t playing today so I kept myself warm in the bullpen. The situation was explained to me that if it was a lefty, I was going to be the guy,” said Gonzalez. “My confidence was up. This was the first time I felt like I knew I was going to win it.”

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The Patriots jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning on a two-run home run by Adam Donachie (2) and an RBI single by Mark Minicozzi.

Mark Krauss got the Ducks on the board with a solo home run (5) in the top of the fifth inning.

Somerset quickly got the run back in the bottom of the frame on Aharon Eggleston’s RBI double for a 4-1 advantage.

The Ducks took the lead in the top of the seventh inning on a three-run home run by Alex Burg (6) and an RBI single by Lew Ford.

The Patriots rallied for two runs and a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the seventh on a Greg Golson single that plated Minicozzi and Kyle Roller.

The Ducks tied up the game again in the top of the ninth inning on a sacrifice fly by Anthony Vega.

Will Oliver (2-0) got the win with a scoreless inning pitched. Patrick Crider (0-3) took the loss, allowing a run on three hits in 0.2 innings pitched.

The 2017 Somerset Patriots seasonl continues at home June 15 with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Long Island Ducks.   For tickets, visit

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