Somerset Patriots Win Fourth Straight; Ford Goes 4-5

April 23, 2017

BBRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 8-2 at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday afternoon to complete the four-game sweep of the opening series of the 2017 season.

The Patriots jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a two-run single by Jerry Sands. It’s was his second straight day with a two-run hit to break a tie ...

Patriots Sweep Doubleheader over Barnstormers; Series Concludes Sunday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots swept a double header over the Lancaster Barnstormers at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday night.

Game 1:

The Patriots defeated the Barnstormers 5-4 in the first game.

Aaron Laffey (1-0) struck out seven and allowed just two hits over five scoreless innings pitched to earn the win.

“I felt really good. It was good to get back out there for my ...

Walk-off Home Run Clinches Patriots Season Opener; Doubleheader on Saturday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- Somerset Patriots catcher Yovan Gonzalez hit a tenth inning walk off home run to lead the Somerset Patriots to a 2-1 victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers at TD Bank Ballpark on Opening Day of the 2017 season.

“I felt like it’s a perfect night to hit a walk off. We got Opening Night and a lot of fans out there. Everything felt like it was supposed to be ...

Hillsborough: 369-Acre Mountain View Park Athletic Facility Opens

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township and county officials on Saturday, April 22 will preside at the long-awaited dedication and official opening of Mountain View Park.

The expansive 369-acre facility sprawls across the former site of the General Services Administration Belle Mead Depot, with panoramic views of the nearby Sourland Mountains.

The ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m.; the address of the ...

R.I.P. Somerset Patriots Pay Tribute to Their Beloved Rays

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It was a tough year off the field for the Somerset Patriots in 2016, a civic-minded organization that takes pride in its strong ties to the community and its close-knit circle of friends and supporters, many of whom attended the team’s annual “Meet the Patriots” luncheon at Maggiano’s on Wednesday.

Two members of that extended family died last year - ...

Special Olympian "Mr. Social" Works Out with Somerset Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Special Olympian Andrew Gamache joined the Somerset Patriots for their morning workout during Spring Training at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday, April 13th.

The Special Olympian, known as “Mr. Social” for his infectious smile and soulful laugh, worked out with the team as they prepared for the upcoming season.    

“Andrew’s ...

Former Yankees' Farmhands Sign with Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have signed two former Yankees' farmhands, both of whom have experience in the Atlantic League.

Left-handed pitcher Jeremy Bleich, who pitched with the Patriots last year, and of right-handed pitcher Dave Kubiak, who has pitched for the Bridgeport Bluefish, have been added to the roster for the 2017 season.

Bleich enters his second season ...

Former Phillies' Pitcher Signs with Patriots


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Former Phillies starting pitcher Tyler Cloyd has signed a contract with the Somerset Patriots for the 2017 season.

“I was sold on the fact that the fans, facility and front office in Somerset offered the best place for me,” said Cloyd. “Once I started to put everything together, [signing with the Patriots] turned into a no-brainer. I am really ...

Patriots Continue to Load Up with Experienced MLB Pitchers, Sign Ryan Kelly

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have signed veteran right-handed pitcher Ryan Kelly, who like many of the Patriots 2017 hurlers, has spent time in the Major Leagues.

“I spoke with quite a few people about the Atlantic League, and always heard very good things,” said Kelly. “[Somerset] was high on me last year, which was big for me. With the fun environment I ...

Patriots Sign Major League Lefty


BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have signed lefthander Duane Below, who has three years of Major League experience with the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins.

“After doing some research and speaking with [director of player personnel] Jon Hunton, Somerset became a place I wanted to be in,” said Below. “I was excited to sign here and am looking ...

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