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Jersey Guy Signs with Patriots

Pitcher Alex Gouin of West Orange, NJ has signed with the Patriots. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have signed right-handed pitcher Alex Gouin for the 2017 season.

“I am most certainly excited about being around an environment with a record of success,” said Gouin. “I have heard great things about the fans, and it is close to home for me. It makes a great deal of sense to play here.”

Gouin enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first in the Atlantic League. He has spent the majority of his two seasons in professional baseball with the Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am League. In 2015, Gouin went 8-4 with a 3.84 ERA and 53 strikeouts over 18 appearances (14 starts).

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The West Orange, New Jersey native began the 2016 season with the Boulders and went 3-1 with a 3.16 ERA before his contract was purchased in early July by the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. In his lone start with Low-A Hillsboro, Gouin earned a win after allowing two runs over seven innings with 11 strikeouts. He later made 10 starts with Rookie-level Missoula and earned two wins with 46 strikeouts over 58.2 innings pitched.

“We are always looking for local talent to come in and compete for our team, and Alex will do just that,” said  Patriots manager Brett Jodie. “Alex has done well with the limited amount of experience he owns. He can start and relieve for us, and we are anxious to get him in here and get a first-hand look at how he will fit in.”

The University of Hartford single-season saves record-holder (9; 2014) is 14-11 over his two professional seasons with a 3.90 ERA and 135 strikeouts over 36 appearances (29 starts).

Tickets to the 2017 Somerset Patriots season which includes the team’s 20th Anniversary, are on sale now. TD Bank Ballpark will be the host of the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game July 12. For more information, stop by the ballpark, call 908-252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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