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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three months after the Borough Council approved a donation from the Drew McLachlan Memorial Fund to repair and overhaul the Carol Pager Park Basketball Court at Exchange Field, the upgraded facility will be formally dedicated Thursday night with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On an MLB rehab assignment, Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman threw a scoreless top of the seventh and struck out one batter, but the Somerset Patriots lost 5-2. The Patriots must now win the next two games to clinch the first half Northeast Division title and earn a playoff ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman, wearing a Captain America uniform, made it look easy during his rehab assignment with the Somerset Patriots Friday night, retiring the three batters he faced in the seventh inning, with a strikeout, a runner picked off second and tagged ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 2022 Spartan Spirit 5K will be run through the streets of downtown Somerville on Saturday, June 25 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Immaculata High School, 240 Mountain Ave, circling back to end at the school. Expect rolling road closures as police temporarily ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Fueled by three home runs, the Somerset Patriots (42-24) defeated the Hartford Yard Goats (42-24) by a final score of 7–4 before a crowd of 6,836 at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday night.  With the victory, the Patriots now require just two more wins to clinch the first half ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Hartford Yard Goats (42-23) defeated the Somerset Patriots (41-24) by the score of 9-5 in extra innings at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening. A Tyler Hill broken-bat RBI single in the tenth inning broke the tie before a Daniel Montano (4) three-run blast put the game ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The New York Yankees are currently scheduling LHP Aroldis Chapman for a rehab assignment with the Double-A Somerset Patriots during the weekend of June 24-26.   Currently working his way back from an Achilles injury, Chapman has been on the Yankees injured list since May 24 and ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – A 40-year-old coach of a 13U baseball team punched an umpire after he was ejected from a June 4th game and has been charged with Aggravated Assault 3rd degree and Assault at a Youth Sports Event 4th degree according to Somerset County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Jerry Otero, a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Hartford Yard Goats (41-23) defeated the Somerset Patriots (41-23) by a final score of 3–2 at TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday night.  Elijah Dunham (8) got the scoring started with a deep shot to right center field for a solo home run that put the Patriots up 1-0 in the bottom ...

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MANCHESTER, NH - The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-35) defeated the Somerset Patriots (41-22) by the score of 5-1 on Sunday afternoon to snap Somerset’s six-game winning streak. New Hampshire got the scoring started in the first on a two-run single by Will Robertson. Robertson added another ...

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MANCHESTER, NH - The Somerset Patriots (41-21) defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (27-35) by the score of 4-3 on Saturday night.  Anthony Volpe got the scoring started for Somerset in the first inning. The Yankees No. 1 prospect led off with a single, stole second and third base, and then ...

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MANCHESTER, NH - New York Yankees top prospect Anthony Volpe’s (7) three-run opposite field home run in the top of the ninth inning led the Somerset Patriots (40-21) to a 6-3 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (27-34) on Friday night. It was Somerset’s fifth straight victory. Somerset got ...

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MANCHESTER, NH - The Somerset Patriots (39-21) came back from a four-run deficit to score 11 unanswered runs and defeat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (27-33) by a score of 11-4 on Thursday night Everyone in the Patriots lineup got at least one hit, with eight of the nine position players ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way. On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – June 14, 2022, ended up being the perfect Flag Day on the campus of Bridgewater-Raritan High School, especially given the occasion and the beautiful summer weather to go with it. The ninth annual Basilone Bowl featured high school seniors from both Somerset and Hunterdon ...

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MANCHESTER, NH - The Somerset Patriots (36-21) defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (27-30) on Tuesday evening by a score of 6-5 at Northeast Delta Dental Field. Anthony Volpe got the scoring started with an RBI single in the fifth to plate Mickey Gasper. Elijah Dunham then followed with a ...

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