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NY Yankees Promote #4 Prospect Austin Wells to Somerset Patriots

July 5, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The New York Yankees have announced that catcher Austin Wells has been promoted to the Double-A Somerset Patriots. Wells is currently ranked as New York’s No. 4 prospect according to MLB Pipeline.

Wells began the 2022 season with High-A Hudson Valley and posted a .323 batting average, .429 on-base percentage and a .576 slugging percentage ...

Tickets On Sale for Patriots September Playoff Series

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, have placed 2022 Eastern League Playoff Tickets on sale.

The Patriots clinched the playoff berth by winning the first half title in dramatic fashion on the final game of the half. Yankees No. 1 prospect Anthony Volpe hit a walk-off two-run home run over the Hartford Yard Goats at home to ...

Beltre's 3rd HR in 3 Days Makes the Difference in Patriots Shutout Win

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (3-4, 47-29) shut out the Bowie Baysox (5-2, 32-44) by a final score of 1–0 before 7,340 fans on Monday night at TD Bank Ballpark. 

Michael Beltre (6) put the lone run of the night on the board with a solo home run to right field in the bottom of the third. It was Beltre’s third straight game with a home run.

Sean Boyle ...

Over the Wall: Patriots Clobber 4 HRs in Win over Fightin Phils

READING, Pa, - The Somerset Patriots (2-4, 46-29) defeated the Reading Fightin Phils (4-2, 33-42) by a score of 8-3 on Sunday night at FirstEnergy Stadium

The home run barrage came one game after the Patriots leading home run hitter, catcher Josh Breaux (13), was promoted to the AAA Scranton-Wilkes Barre Rail Riders.

For the fourth straight game, Chad Bell (11) went deep ...

Patriots Host Largest Independence Day Fireworks Show in 25-Year History

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have stockpiled a huge cache of fireworks for a July 4th celebration that will pay tribute to active members of the United States military statewide; those deployed overseas as well as veterans who have served their country in past years.

Operation Shoebox New Jersey is the sponsor of what the Patriots are calling their largest fireworks display ever ...

Fighton Phils Continue to Hold Upper Hand Over Patriots

READING, Pa. - The Reading Fightin Phils (4-1, 33-41) defeated the Somerset Patriots (1-4, 45-29) by a score of 9-6 on Saturday night at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Rodolfo Duran’s RBI single up the middle scored Anthony Volpe to give the Patriots an early 1-0 lead in the first.

Reading answered in the bottom of the frame to take the lead. The first ...

Fightin Phils Chip Away at Patriots Lead to Win Third Game of Series

READING, Pa. - The Reading Fightin Phils (3-1, 32-41) defeated the Somerset Patriots (1-3, 45-28) by a score of 7-5 on Friday night at FirstEnergy Stadium.

AJ Graffanino put Reading up in the first with a sacrifice fly to score Johan Rojas.

Somerset answered in the next inning with a sacrifice fly by Mickey Gasper to plate Blake Perkins to tie up the ...

Patriots First Half Recap: A Blockbuster With A Hollywood Finish

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With an ending that couldn’t have been scripted any better, the first half of the Somerset Patriots’ season was a thrilling ride that concluded in the most dramatic fashion possible.

The team kicked the year off with a 6-2 win over the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) on Opening Day on April 8 as well as a 2-1 walk-off win against the Erie ...

Patriots Late Surge Falls Short In Reading

READING, Pa. - The Reading Fightin Phils (2-0, 31-40) defeated the Somerset Patriots (0-2, 44-27) by the score of 4-2 on Wednesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Jhailyn Ortiz got the Fightins on the board with an RBI double in the bottom of the first inning, scoring Vito Friscia. 

Aldrem Corredor (7) then extended Reading’s lead with a two-run blast in ...

Fightin Phils Squeak by Patriots; Yanks RHP Domingo German Gets Start

READING, Pa. - The Reading Fightin Phils (1-0, 30-40) defeated the Somerset Patriots (0-1, 44-26) by the score of 3-2 on Tuesday evening at FirstEnergy Stadium.

New York Yankees RHP Domingo Germán went 3.1 scoreless innings, allowed two hits and struck out three in his rehab start for Somerset.

Anthony Volpe got the scoring started in the top of the ...


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New Jersey Abortion Laws are Hideous

July 4, 2022

To the Editor:

There has been so much craziness in the news about  the Supreme Court and Roe vs Wade. Do people realize that the overall requirement for a abortion extends right up to birth?

It's against the law do kick a dog but this Democratic Governor allows infanticide! How KIND is the Democratic Party!?

Some states are ending abortion pretty much entirely except for the ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...