Sports

Patriots Sign AAA Backstop

d317e4cbf4d91c7bab71_sompixpatsadamweisenburger.jpg
The Patriots have signed catcher Adam Weisenburger for the 2018 season. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots
d317e4cbf4d91c7bab71_sompixpatsadamweisenburger.jpg

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed catcher Adam Weisenburger for the 2018 season.

“I am very excited to get started with this new opportunity,” said Weisenburger. “I have heard nothing but great things about Somerset. I’ve heard they are a first-class organization that does things the right way.”

Weisenburger enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first in the Atlantic League. The right-handed backstop spent the first seven seasons of his professional career in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. That includes three years of service at the Triple-A level (2014, 2016-17). He owns a .355 career on-base percentage in the minors, and has never had an OBP lower than .320 over the course of a single season.

Sign Up for E-News

Known primarily for his defense, the Minneapolis, Minnesota native was twice named by Baseball America as the top defensive catcher in the Brewers organization (2013-14). With 2,616 chances behind the plate, Weisenburger has committed just 41 errors. Additionally, he has thrown out potential base-stealers at a 28 percent clip over his career.

“The catcher is an integral part of any team and we have been very fortunate in our past to have had stellar leadership and performance from our backstops. We feel we have another good one in Weisenburger,” said Patriots manager Brett Jodie. “Adam enjoys the mental side of the game in pitch calling. He takes pride in working closely and personally with every pitcher on the staff. He will be very good defensively for us, but he hopes to take the next step as a complete catcher. We are excited to get Weisenburger into camp to get started.”

Weisenburger enjoyed a strong winter in the Australian Baseball League where he hit .292 with six home runs and 22 RBI over 34 games with the Brisbane Bandits. He has 19 home runs and 131 RBI over his seven-year professional career.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 season beginning at home on April 27. For more information, please visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Bridgewater/Raritan

Upcoming Events

Thu, April 26

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Les Photos de Bernie at the Wayrick ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Thu, April 26, 12:00 PM

Congregation Knesseth Israel, Bound Brook

4 Day Gala Rummage Sale

Other

Student: Sometimes Existing Rules Need to Change for the Betterment of Society

April 25, 2018

To the Editor:

In "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins, Rue, a child tribute, was killed for the purpose of survival, by her competitors, as well as for the ultimate purpose of entertainment for the Gamemakers. In this competition, there are no specific rules that prevent innocent unprotected children from participating and being killed. It’s sad to think of a scenario where ...

Car Fire in Wendy's Parking Lot Deemed Not Suspicious, Bridgewater Police Say

April 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police responded to a car fire in the parking lot of Wendy's, on Route 22 East April 9, but the fire was not deemed suspicious, according to a report.

According to the report, an unoccupied 2003 Infinity G35 caught fire. A 2010 Honda CRV, which was parked next to it, was also damaged in the fire.

North Branch and Green Knoll fire both ...

BAM Desserts Visits SCVTHS Culinary Arts Program

April 22, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Melissa Jenkins, one of the owners of BAM Desserts in Somerset, and Chef Liz Hernandez visited the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School (SCVTHS) culinary arts classes this week in hopes to recruit students for the growing bakery. 

Jenkins and Hernandez were looking for reliable students who were willing to learn new skills, get workplace ...

Relief for Somerville Neighborhood: New DMV Office To Open in So. Plainfield May 14

April 25, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The new Department of Motor Vehicles Office in South Plainfield is scheduled to open May 14 -  not a day too soon for residents who live in the neighborhood adjacent to the local DMV office on Roosevelt Place.

B. Sue Fulton, the newly-sworn director of the state DMV visited the Somerville facility Saturday at the  invitation of state Sen. Christopher Kip ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Bateman Bill to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

April 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons.

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.