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Fighton Phils Continue to Hold Upper Hand Over Patriots

July 3, 2022

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 ...

Yankees Pitcher Domingo Germán Gets Rehab Start with Patriots Tuesday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The New York Yankees have announced that RHP Domingo Germán will continue his rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset Patriots on Tuesday, June 28.  He is expected to start tonight’s game against the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) on the road.

Continuing to recover from his shoulder injury, ...

Yankees Reliever Aroldis Chapman Pitched for Patriots Out of Uniform

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New York Yankees sent relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman to their Somerset Patriots Double-A minor league club on a rehab assignment this past weekend where he made two appearances Friday night and Sunday afternoon, throwing a total of 19 pitches on Friday night and Sunday afternoon.

But when he toed the rubber in both games, he was technically out of uniform - as was ...

NBA Bound: Rutgers Basketball Standout Ron Harper Jr. Signs with Toronto Raptors

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers forward Ron Harper Jr. has signed a two-way contract with the Toronto Raptors on the night of the 2022 NBA Draft.

"The Rutgers basketball family is so proud of Ron Harper Jr. for this opportunity with the Toronto Raptors," head coach Steve Pikiell said. "This couldn't have happened to a better person or ...

Volpe Crushes Walk-Off Home Run, Patriots Clinch First-Half Title

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The New York Yankees signed Anthony Volpe of Watchung to a $2.7M contract a few years ago right out of high school, and the investment continues to pay dividends, as the Yankees #1 prospect crunched a walk-off home run in the bottom of the tenth inning Sunday afternoon to clinch the Double-A Northeast Division First-Half Championship for the Double-A Somerset ...

Patriots Win To Move Into First Place Tie With One Game To Go In The Half


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In a must-win game, the Somerset Patriots (43-25) defeated the Hartford Yard Goats (43-25) by a final score of 2–1 before a season-high crowd of 8,069 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday night. 

Elijah Dunham plated the first run of the evening with an RBI single in the bottom of the second that brought home Anthony Volpe. Dunham batted 1-for-2 on the ...


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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 ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...