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Patriots Stars Shine in All-Star Game Victory; Rodriguez Named MVP

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2018 Atlantic League All-Star game MVP Alfredo Rodriguez Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots/Mike Ashmore
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Representing the Somerset Patriots at the 2018 All-Star game were MVP Alfredo Rodriguez, Julio Borbon, Mike Fransoso, and pitchers Duane Below and Cory Riordan. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots/Mike Ashmore
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CENTRAL ISLIP, NY- All five Somerset Patriots played their part in the Liberty Division’s 4-3 walk-off win over the Freedom Division in the 2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game at Bethpage Ballpark, the home of the Long Island Ducks, on Wednesday evening.

The game-winner in the bottom of the ninth inning was delivered by All-Star Game MVP Alfredo Rodriguez, who finished 3-for-3 with two RBI at the plate.

With the score tied 3-3, Rodriguez plated Gustavo Pierre with an RBI single on a 3-1 pitch by Felipe Paulino with two outs.

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All of the Liberty Division’s runs came off the bats of the Somerset Patriots representatives. In his first-ever All-Star Game appearance, Julio Borbon launched a solo home run to start the scoring in the bottom of the first inning. Mike Fransoso added an RBI double in a 2-for-4 performance.

Somerset’s pitchers also impressed, as Cory Riordan and Duane Below each pitched scoreless innings in the contest.

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