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October 11, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks #1068 are hosting their first Flag Day Festival Corn Hole Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct.16th to promote the annual Flag Day Country Music Festival held in June at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse in Somerville. A fun and patriotic afternoon ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers football (3-3, 0-3) battled No. 11 Michigan State (6-0, 3-0) in a 31-13 setback on Saturday afternoon at SHI Stadium.  Matching up with their third consecutive ranked opponent, quarterback Noah Vedral recorded 208 passing yards to lead the Scarlet Knights. Fellow ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – For the second time in program history, Rutgers takes on its third-straight ranked opponent in hosting No. 11 Michigan State Saturday at SHI Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.   Rutgers is set to host its 87th annual Homecoming game and is 53-32-1. The event has been held ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 2021 USA Football "Heart of a Giant" Award presented by the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Giants football team has announced their fourth set of outstanding Tri-State area high school football player nominees, including senior running back Shahkai Matthews of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset Patriots shortstop Oswaldo Cabrera has been named the Double-A Northeast League Most Valuable Player by Minor League Baseball.  The Patriots are the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. Cabrera led the league in hits (112), RBIs (78), extra base hits (54), ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset Patriots right hander Hayden Wesneski has been named the Double-A Northeast League’s Pitcher of the Month for September by Minor League Baseball. Wesneski was 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in three starts for the month for the Yankees' Double-A affiliate. He struck out 30 ...

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WARREN, NJ -- The question was, what did you do this summer? Local teen Nick Seyda, 16 and a junior at Watchung Hills Regional High School, had a championship answer. Seyda competed in and won a World Championship Title at Super Ball Freestyle Football World Open Competition and is the first ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers football (3-2, 0-2) lost to No. 11 Ohio State (4-1, 2-0) by a score of 52-13 on Saturday afternoon in front of 51,006 fans at SHI Stadium. Quarterback Noah Vedral completed 16-of-26 passes for 152 yards, which included a season-long 75-yard touchdown pass to wide ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani was convinced the Hillsborough HS Raiders football team would win last week's match-up with the rival Bridgewater-Raritan HS Panthers, and said as much in a pre-game YouTube video. There was more than swagger and bragging rights at stake after Lipani ...

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Despite a late-game rally and an opportunity to tie in the closing minutes, Rutgers football (3-1, 0-1) lost its Big Ten Conference opener at No. 19 Michigan (4-0, 1-0), 20-13, on Saturday in Ann Arbor.   The Scarlet Knights' defense held the country's top rushing offense ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers could be heading into its nationally televised showdown with Michigan this weekend without two cornerbacks who have been suspended from the team by head coach Greg Schiano. Chris Long and Malachi “Max” Melton have been charged with three counts of aggravated assault ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani says "Game On!" The winner of a friendly wager between Lipani and Bridgewater Mayor Matt Moench rides on the outcome of Thursday night's football game between the Hillsborough High School Raiders and the Bridgewater/Raritan High School. Kick-off is at 7 ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers football (3-0) defeated Delaware (2-1), 45-13, on Saturday afternoon at SHI Stadium. The Scarlet Knights cruised to their first 3-0 start since 2012. Quarterback Noah Vedral went 21-for-26, including a 62-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Sanders and 28-yard ...

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AKRON, OH - The Somerset Patriots (72-47) held the lead most of the way Sunday afternoon, but for the second time this week, the Akron RubberDucks (73-46) rallied late and earned a 5-4 win. With Somerset’s loss, their 2021 season has ended. American League Cy Young Award winning pitcher Shane ...

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AKRON, OH - The Somerset Patriots (72-46) were unable to clinch a playoff spot Saturday night with a 5-3 loss to the Akron RubberDucks (72-46) at Canal Park. A four-run sixth inning led the way for Akron. With the game tied at 1-1, the Brayan Rocchio led off the inning with a base hit and made ...

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AKRON, OH – Hayden Wesneski (W, 8-4) continued a dominant stretch for the Somerset Patriots (72-45), tossing seven scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over the Akron RubberDucks (71-46) on Friday night. After plunking the first batter he faced, Wesneski allowed just three hits with no walks and eight ...

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AKRON, OH – Jesus Bastidas launched a pair of three-run home runs to lead the Somerset Patriots (71-45) to a 10-4 win over the Akron RubberDucks (71-45) on Thursday night at Canal Park. With the win, the Patriots have clinched their first-ever Double-A Northeast League Northeast Division ...

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AKRON, ohkron, OH – The Somerset Patriots (70-45) tallied a run in the seventh to sneak past Los Perros Calientes de Akron (71-44) 6-5 on Wednesday night at Canal Park. Akron got the scoring started in the bottom of the first when Brayan Lavastida drove in a two-out run for a 1-0 lead. The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, are hosting an online fundraiser through MiLB Auctions to benefit those affected by Tropical Storm Ida in Central New Jersey.  The auction can be found will run through 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26th. Here's the ...

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AKRON, OH – The Akron RubberDucks (71-43) scored seven unanswered runs to defeat the Somerset Patriots (69-45) 8-6 on Tuesday afternoon at Canal Park. Dermis Garcia got the scoring started with his league-leading 29th home run, a three-run shot to right field. Two batters later, Chad Bell (5) ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Five home runs led the way as the Somerset Patriots (69-44) finished off a six-game sweep of the Hartford Yard Goats (37-75) with an 11-3 win at TD Bank Ballpark Sunday afternoon. The Patriots have now won a season-best eight games in a row. This marks the team’s second ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (68-44) swept Saturday’s doubleheader over the Hartford Yard Goats (37-74) at TD Bank Ballpark. The Patriots came from behind for a 7-6 win in game one, and earned a 5-1 win in game two. Game one featured seven combined home runs and 10 lead ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Michael Beltre 12th-inning RBI double helped the Somerset Patriots (66-45) earn a 6-5 win over the Hartford Yard Goats (37-72) in the team’s longest game of the season Friday night. The two teams were knotted in a 5-5 score heading to the 12th inning. Patriots’ relief ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers football players will wear special uniforms to pay tribute to the 37 alumni and others lost in the Sept. 11 attacks at their game Saturday at Syracuse on the 20th anniversary of the attacks. The jersey will feature stripes in tribute to the first responders, and the ...

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HARTFORD, Conn. - The Somerset Patriots (65-44) earned their Minor League Baseball-leading 16th shutout win of the year with a 1-0 win over the Hartford Yard Goats (37-71) Wednesday night at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Somerset starting pitcher Luis Medina (W, 4-3) stole the show with seven innings of ...

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HARTFORD, Conn.- The Somerset Patriots (64-44) took Tuesday night’s series opener over the Hartford Yard Goats (37-70) with a 4-1 win at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Playing as the home team, Somerset fell behind on a Matt McLaughlin (3) solo home run in the bottom of the third inning, but that was all ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Whenever Rutgers focuses on the Banks of the Old Raritan, it always seems to be connected to the alma mater.  But the banks had an entirely different meaning this weekend, as university officials eagerly waited for the Raritan River to recede so that the football team ...

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BOWIE, Md. - The Somerset Patriots (63-44) earned a series win over the Bowie Baysox (61-45) Sunday afternoon at Prince George’s Stadium with a 7-3 win.  Hayden Wesneski (W, 6-4) got the start for the Patriots and struck out a career-high 10 batters across six innings of two-run ball to earn the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the 77th annual Tour of Somerville bicycle race has been canceled, according to an announcement from Mayor Dennis Sullivan. The high-profile sporting event, which attracts elite cyclists from around ...

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BOWIE, Md. -  The Somerset Patriots (62-44) rode a four-run fifth inning and another strong night of pitching to a 4-1 win over the Bowie Baysox (61-44) Saturday night at Prince George’s Stadium. The game was scoreless through the first four innings before the Patriots plated four runs in the ...

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