Sports

Patriots Sign Pitcher Vince Molesky from Frontier League

8fd8d0b209204598adf4_sompixpatsmolesky.jpg
Pitcher Vince Molesky has signed with the Patriots for the 2018 season. He spent the past three seasons with the Gateway Grizzlies in the Frontier League. Credits: Courtesy of Somerset Patriots
8fd8d0b209204598adf4_sompixpatsmolesky.jpg

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have signed right-handed pitcher Vince Molesky for the 2018 season.

“First and foremost I am truly grateful to be with such a classy and successful organization,” said Moleksy. “I have heard nothing but amazing things about Somerset. I couldn’t be more excited to come over there and help the team win.”

Molesky enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first in the Atlantic League. The 27-year old spent the first three years of his professional career with the Gateway Grizzlies (Frontier League). Last year, he finished with an 8-7 record and a 3.85 ERA over 21 games (19 starts). He was tied for the league-lead in strikeouts (120) and finished third in innings pitched (128.2) while only allowing 34 walks.

Sign Up for E-News

The Montoursville, Pa.,resident made 18 starts in each of his first two seasons with the Grizzlies (2015-16). Molesky led the Frontier League in strikeouts (110) against just 25 walks in 2016 along with five wins and a 3.70 ERA. Additionally, he earned five wins and struck out 96 batters against 29 walks over 108.2 innings in his first season with the Grizzlies (2015). 

“We look forward to having Vince as a part of the Patriots family this season,” said Somerset Patriots manager Brett Jodie. “We had added many unselfish guys that are great teammates and that holds true with Vince. He is going to compete for a spot in our rotation, but he can also throw out of the bullpen. Vince is a strike thrower who minimizes walks and knows how to best use his repertoire of pitches to be effective. Molesky will fit in great and we look forward to seeing what he can do.”

The Mount St. Mary’s alumnus was 18-21 with a 4.19 ERA, six complete games, three shutouts and 326 strikeouts over 57 games (55 starts) in his three-year career in Gateway. 

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

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Bridgewater/Raritan

Upcoming Events

Thu, June 21, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Fri, June 22, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Carousel_image_a70c7821d287d8cc57fb_6-22-18_bedlight_for_blue_eyes_2

Fri, June 22, 7:30 PM

Crossroads, Garwood

Benefit Concert

Giving Back

Voters have Spoken : Bridgewater BOE's Barry Walker fails in attempt to unseat Mayor Daniel Hayes for Municipal Committee Seat

June 11, 2018

To the Editor:

Usually primary elections hold very little political drama but this year in our town I was very surprised to learn that the Board of Education's Barry Walker unsuccessfully ran a campaign against Mayor Daniel Hayes in an attempt to unseat him from his District 10 Municipal Committee Seat.

Now I know why many Independent voters like me stay out of ...

Bridgewater Police Investigating Report of $2K Worth of Tools Stolen from Car, According to Report

June 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are investigating a report of a theft of more than $2,000 from a vehicle parked at the Home Depot, in the Bridgewater Towne Center, according to a report.

A Hillsborough resident reported June 3 at about 5:58 p.m. that his vehicle had been burglarized while parked at the Home Depot. The theft occurred between 5 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.

According to ...

Alternatives, in Raritan, Wins Healthier Somerset Gold Award for Outstanding Worksite Wellness Programs

June 19, 2018

RARITAN, NJ – Alternatives, Inc., of Raritan, was recognized with a 2018 Healthier Somerset Healthy Workplace Recognition Award for implementing worksite wellness programs that improve the health and wellbeing of its employees and clients.

Alternatives earned a Gold Award, which distinguishes companies with programs in place for at least five years, and in 10 award ...

Thousands Expected in Hillsborough for Sourland Music Festival

June 20, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Sourland Music Festival will be held Saturday, June 23 from 3-10 p.m. at the Hillsborough Golf & Country Club at 146 Wertsville Road, rain or shine, to benefit the Sourland Conservancy.

Discounted advance-sale tickets are available online only, Children under 12 are admitted free.

“We’ve got a really powerful lineup of the region’s most ...

Five Strategies to Save Thousands on College

When talking about college debt, the statistics are never encouraging. In fact, the story gets sadder each year.  The average recent college graduate has amassed a debt exceeding $35,000 and joins the ranks of 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.3 trillion in education debt. The key is to avoid being a part of this grim statistic by considering some highly effective ...