Local Women Honored at Play for P.I.N.K. Event; $40K Raised for Breast Cancer Research

July 17, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The annual Play for P.I.N.K. golf fundraiser and luncheon took place at Shackamaxon Country Club last week. More than 210 women – including Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle – along with Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith and boxing legend Gerry Cooney participated. 

The event raised more ...

Westfield PBA Golf Outing Planned Aug. 27

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Police Benevolent Association Local 90/90A Golf Outing is set for Monday, Aug. 27 at Echo Lake Country Club. The annual event is the organization’s largest and longest-running fundraiser, according to Paul M. Ferry, the organization’s president.

“Everyone works tirelessly to make the event as fun and successful as possible, all along ...

Flores Powers Patriots to 5th Straight Win

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (5-0, 40-28) defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers (1-4, 39-29), 3-1, at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday evening.

David Kubiak (5-1) allowed a run on four hits and struck out five to earn the win. It was his third straight outing with seven-plus innings pitched and his second straight win.

“Not a lot was working and I kind of labored a little on this ...

Westfield Recreation Department to Hold Kids Triathlon Next Month

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Recreation will host its first annual Kids Triathlon at Memorial Pool on Saturday, Aug. 4. The event is intended to encourage children to participate in physical activity.

Athletes ages 4 to 14, in four different age groups, will swim, bike and run in the “purely recreational” event, according to Don Bogardus, the Westfield director of ...

Former Patriots Pitcher Called Up to Majors by Oakland Athletics

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Left-handed pitcher Jeremy Bleich has been called up by the Oakland Athletics and becomes the 20th former Somerset Patriots player to make the major leagues after time with the Patriots.

Bleich started this year in Triple-A Nashville where he had a 1-1 record, a 3.23 ERA and 38 strikeouts over 39 innings in 27 games pitched.

Bleich played in parts of two seasons with the ...

Patriots Stars Shine in All-Star Game Victory; Rodriguez Named MVP

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — All five Somerset Patriots played their part in the Liberty Division’s 4-3 walk-off win over the Freedom Division in the 2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game at Bethpage Ballpark, the home of the Long Island Ducks, on Wednesday evening.

The game-winner in the bottom of the ninth inning was delivered by All-Star Game MVP Alfredo Rodriguez, who finished ...

Downtown Westfield’s 17th Annual ‘Pizza Run’ Set for July 25

WESTFIELD, NJ — Combine a town with one of New Jersey’s best high school track programs (26 state titles), a midweek midsummer night, live music and pizza and you have the recipe for one of the highlights of the New Jersey running season, aptly named The Downtown Westfield 5K and Pizza Extravaganza. The 17th annual “Pizza Run,” as it’s nicknamed, starts at 7 p.m. on ...

Somerset Patriots: Davies Dazzles Again, Extends Scoreless String to 18 Innings

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Somerset Patriots (2-0, 37-28) defeated the Road Warriors (0-2, 17-48) 2-0 before 6,905 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday evening.

Patriots starter Kyle Davies (3-3) pitched seven scoreless and struck out nine batters to earn his third straight win. With the seven scoreless, Davies extended his team season-high scoreless streak to 18.2 innings ...

Former NY Mets Farmhand Signs with Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Somerset Patriots have signed infielder Matt Oberste for the 2018 season.

Oberste enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first in the Atlantic League. He has spent the first six years of his professional career in the New York Mets organization, including two games with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s earlier this season. After beginning 2018 in Las ...

Former NY Yankees Outfielder Signs with Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed Major League outfielder Ramon Flores who broke in to the big leagues with the New York Yankees in 2015.

He will be active for Friday night’s game against the Road Warriors.

Flores, 26, enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first in the Atlantic League. The left-handed outfielder has three years of service at the ...

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Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza Set for July 25

July 12, 2018

The 17th annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza, now more often referred to as the ‘Pizza Run’ will be here in no time.

Don’t forget to sign up for a night of running, pizza, prizes and entertainment. The event will be held on July 25 with a start time of 7 p.m. Register online at before our Monday July 23, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. deadline will be ...