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Patriots Clinch First Half Liberty Division Championship

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The Patriots celebrate in the clubhouse after clinching the First Half championship of the Liberty Division Thursday night. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots
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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have won the 2017 Liberty Division First Half Championship with Wednesday night’s win over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.

By winning the First Half Title, the Somerset Patriots have clinched a playoff berth and will make their fifth straight post-season appearance under manager Brett Jodie.

The Somerset Patriots have an Atlantic League best 41-25 record as the first half winds down this coming Sunday. There are four games remaining in the first half.

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Entering Wednesday’s game with a Magic Number of 2, Somerset’s 12-3 win, combined with a loss by the Bridgeport Bluefish, guarantees the Patriot's appearance in the post-season playoffs. The Patriots held the tie-breaker over the Bluefish, winning the first half matchup 6-4.

The Half Championship is Somerset’s seventh First Half Championship and 18th overall in their 20-year history.

Information about 2017 Playoff Tickets and packages will be announced after the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Tickets to the 2017 Somerset Patriots season, which includes the team’s 20th Anniversary, are on sale now. TD Bank Ballpark will be the host of the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 12th. For more information, stop by the ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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