The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation Returns to Piscataway with Annual Youth Football Camp

June 25, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Almost seven years ago Piscataway native Malcolm Jenkins formed his own charity called “The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation”. According to its website, “The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation is committed to youth development in underserved communities through programs and initiatives that emphasize education, character development, leadership, life skills, health and ...

Bortnick Grand Slam Leads Patriots Offensive Barrage

BRIDGEWATER, NJ-   The Somerset Patriots (38-24) defeated the New Britain Bees (25-37) 12-3 at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday evening.

A seven-run fifth inning put the Patriots in front for good after trailing 3-1 to enter the inning. Olmo Rosario’s RBI groundout got the scoring started and an RBI base hit by Greg Golson tied up the game at 3-3. Mark Minicozzi gave ...

Patriots and Ducks Split Doubleheader

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY - The Somerset Patriots (36-22) split Tuesday’s single-admission doubleheader with the Long Island Ducks (29-29) at Bethpage Ballpark. The Ducks took game one 8-4, while Somerset salvaged the split with an 8-2 decision in game two.

Somerset opened the scoring in the top of the first on an RBI single to center field from Greg Golson. Long Island evened the score in the ...

TAPinto Franklin Township: Athletic Scholar Series

SOMERSET, NJ - TAPinto Franklin Township will be running a series called "Athletic Scholars.” The objective is to showcase exceptional student athletes attending Franklin Township Public Schools. Each student must be a senior playing a varsity sport with a minimum 3.5 GPA. The student should have also shown a commitment to volunteerism in the community. 

Parents, teachers, ...

Leather Necks Defeat Devil Dogs in 5th Annual Basilone Bowl at Bridgewater-Raritan High School

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Leather Necks defeated the Devil Dogs, 20–7, Thursday in the 5th Annual Basilone Bowl at Basilone Field in Bridgewater.

The finest senior football players from all the high schools in Somerset County, including six from Franklin High School, were chosen to play in the game, which honors Raritan Marine John Basilone.

Gunnery Sgt. Basilone is known ...

Bortnick Helps Lead Patriots Past Ducks

BRIDGEWATER, NJ-   The Somerset Patriots (31-20) defeated the Long Island Ducks (26-25) 7-2 at TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday night.

The Ducks took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning on a solo home run by Angelo Songco (12).

Somerset answered in the bottom of the frame with two runs of their own on a Tyler Bortnick two-run single to claim the ...

Strong Pitching by Teasley, Timely Hitting by Donachie Cinch Win for Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (28-18) defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish (26-21) 7-2 at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday afternoon.

Adam Donachie got the scoring started early for the Patriots with an RBI double to left field in the first inning. Greg Golson and Tyler Bortnick then followed with RBI base hits to put Somerset up 3-0.

“I just got lucky getting up in some ...

Golson Steps Up with 4 RBIs in Patriots Win

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (27-16) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters  (21-22) 9-2 before 7,032 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday night.

Greg Golson paced Somerset’s offense with two separate two-run hits. Trailing 1-0 in the second inning, Golson launched an opposite field two-run home run, his first of the season, to give the Patriots a 2-1 advantage.

On ...

Barnstormers Take Rubber Match Over Patriots 5-2

LANCASTER, PA – The Lancaster Barnstormers (23-17) defeated the Somerset Patriots (25-16) 5-2 Thursday afternoon in the series-finale at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

The Patriots took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second on a Tyler Bortnick RBI double. Lancaster responded with a four-run bottom of the second to take a 4-1 lead. RBI base hits from Garrett Weber, Tyler ...

Franklin Township: Lady Warriors to be Honored at Ring Ceremony

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin High School Lady Warriors became the NJ Tournament of Champion winners in March and took center stage, and now it is time for them to do it again. 

The Lady Warriors will be honored at a banquet and ring ceremony on Thursday, June 1, at the Franklin High School gymnasium. 

Members of the community can purchase tickets for $25/person. A private ...

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NY Mets Turn to Patriots for Pitching Help: Atkins Heads to AAA Las Vegas

June 21, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots sold the contract of right-handed pitcher Mitch Atkins to the New York Mets. He will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Atkins was 4-3 with a 4.06 ERA and 59 strikeouts over 62 innings pitched in 11 games started for Somerset this season.

He was in his second season with the Somerset Patriots and in the Atlantic League. The righty began the 2013 ...