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Mets Sign Patriots Pitcher Before He Can Unpack His Gear

April 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced that right-hand pitcher Scott Copeland’s contract has been purchased by the New York Mets.

So, instead of stretching out and getting in shape at TD Bank Ballpark for the April 27 home opener, he's been sent to extended spring training at the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The 6’3” righty broke into ...

Somerset Patriots Open Spring Training April 17

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - And so it begins.

The Somerset Patriots open their quest for a sixth Atlantic League championship Tuesday, with players arriving at TD Ballpark for the first day of Spring Training 2018.

The Patriots’ spring roster is stocked with several players – primarily pitchers - that have Major League experience. There are several holdovers from the 2017 season, and ...

Somerville: Immaculata Girls Softball Team (0-4) Stumbles

CLARK, NJ – The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity softball team struggled in the early stages of their game Friday afternoon against Immaculata High School of Somerville, trailing trailed 6-1 after five and a half innings, with everything going wrong.

They gave up three runs in the top of the fifth inning and it looked like they were heading for a tough loss.

But the ...

Former 6'8" Yankees Farmhand Signs with Patriots after Open Tryout

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots signed right-handed pitcher David Palladino for the 2018 season following open tryouts at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday.

Palladino enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first in the Atlantic League. The 6’8” righty spent the first five years of his professional career in the New York Yankees organization. He most recently ...

Patriots Re-Sign Major League Lefty Aaron Laffey

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have re-signed eight-year Major League veteran left-handed pitcher Aaron Laffey for the 2018 season.

“I am very excited to come back to Somerset,” said Laffey. “If I am going to play anywhere, it would be here. The professionalism with the Patriots is second to none. The Atlantic League is the best league to be in, and Somerset is ...

Somerset Patriots Sign All-Star LHP Chase Huchingson

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed 2017 Atlantic League All-Star left-handed pitcher Chase Huchingson for the 2018 season. His rights were acquired in a trade with the York Revolution in exchange for the rights to right-handed pitcher Mitch Atkins.

“I am very excited to be a part of the Patriots family,” said Huchingson. “The Patriots do it the right way.

Former MLB Reliever Returns to Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have re-signed Major League right-handed pitcher Dustin Antolin for the 2018 season.

“My time with the Patriots last year made me fall in love with the game again,” said Antolin. “I can’t wait to get back on that field and start winning some games!”

Antolin enters his second season with the Somerset Patriots and ...

Somerville Girls Lacrosse Loses to Watchung Hills

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls lacrosse team got their first win of the 2018 season at home on Saturday against Somerville, 12-10.

And it was close. Watchung Hills out shot Somerville 22-19  and picked up one more ground ball, 15-14. 

Watchung Hills improves to 1-2 and Somerville drops to 2-2 on the season.

Senior Katie Carroll led the Warriors with seven points. She ...

Patriots Add Former MLB Lefty to Starting Rotation

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have signed four-year Major League left-handed pitcher Brett Oberholtzer for the 2018 season.

“I’ve heard a lot of great things about Somerset,” said Oberholtzer. “This was the best chance for me to not only get better, but also continue my career.”

Oberholtzer enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and ...

Former Big League Veteran Bolsters Patriots' Outfield

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed five-year Major League outfielder Julio Borbon for the 2018 season.

“This is something that I am really excited about,” said Borbon. “A lot of my former teammates have said great things about Somerset and the league. I am very excited to continue my career because I remain really passionate about the game. I can’t wait ...

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