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NY Mets Sign Patriots Pitcher

May 22, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset Patriots left-hander Aaron Laffey has been signed by the New York Mets and is expected to report to the Triple-A franchise in Las Vegas.

Laffey was 2-0 with a 3.10 ERA and 13 strikeouts over 20.1 innings pitched in four starts for Somerset this season. 2018 was his second season with the Somerset Patriots and in the Atlantic League.

Last year followed a ...

Gumbert Park Ice Rink Gets Green Light from Westfield Town Council

WESTFIELD, NJ — A standing room-only crowd cheered and booed Tuesday night after the town council, with a 6-3 vote, passed a resolution granting Mayor Shelley Brindle the authority to negotiate a lease agreement with Arena Realty Partners for a temporary ice rink at Gumbert Park this winter.

Brindle made her case for testing out the public-private partnership.

“I don’t ...

Wiffle Ball Tournament in Westfield Friday to Benefit Camp for Kids with Cancer

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 8th Annual Sister Pat’s Kids Camp Wiffle Ball Tournament will take place place this Friday, May 25, at 3 p.m. at Tamaques Park.

Money from the tournament, which is run by Westfield High School students, will go to Sister Pat’s week-long summer camp in Esopus, NY, where kids suffering from cancer and other blood disorders from New York Presbyterian Hospital ...

Boys Tennis: Westfield Beats J.P. Stevens to Win Sectional Title

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School boys varsity tennis team won the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 4 championship Monday with a 4-1 victory over J.P. Stevens.

Damien Ruparel, at first singles; Matthew Bartok, at third singles; Rob Faktor and David Sprung, at first doubles; and Brad Hornbeck and Jacob Tananbaum, at second doubles; were all winners to give the Blue Devils (20-3) the ...

Patriots Shut Down Ducks' 9th-Inning Rally

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Somerset Patriots (13-6) defeated the Long Island Ducks (12-9) 5-4 before 6,022 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday afternoon.

The Patriots took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on an error that allowed Alex Castellanos to score.

Somerset extended the lead with three runs in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Castellanos and a ...

Ducks Thrive Against Patriots in Fog-Shrouded Game

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Long Island Ducks (12-8) defeated the Somerset Patriots (12-6) 6-2 at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday night.

The Ducks took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by Lew Ford, a sacrifice fly by David Washington, and an RBI single by Wilkin Castillo.

The Patriots cut the lead with two runs in the bottom of the second inning on a double by ...

Patriots: Dudley's 9th-Inning Sac Fly Walk-Off Breaks Scoreless Tie

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Somerset Patriots (12-5) defeated the Long Island Ducks (11-8) 1-0 at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday night.

Both teams remained scoreless until the bottom of the ninth inning when Aaron Dudley delivered a one-out bases loaded sacrifice fly to win the game.

“I was thinking that all I needed to do was get something up and deep,” said Dudley. “He left ...

Patriots, Diamond Nation Go to Bat for Ailing Ben Fonseca

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Somerset Patriots and Diamond Nation have partnered for a special event to raise money for a member of their family, former coach and instructor Ben Fonseca.

Fonseca is battling systemic scleroderma, an autoimmune disorder where healthy tissue is being destroyed because the immune system mistakenly thinks it’s a foreign substance or infection. The cause ...

For 6th Year, Westfield’s Kevin Vedder to Play 100 Holes of Golf for Autism Awareness

WESTFIELD, NJ — Beginning at dawn next Monday, Westfield resident Kevin Vedder will begin his Hundred Hole Hike at Echo Lake Country Club.

Along with fellow Westfield parent Shaun Murphy and childhood friend Chris Bartoli, Vedder plans to play 100 holes of golf, walking approximately 35 miles in what he expects will be about 15 hours. This is the sixth time Vedder has participated ...

Rain Scuttles Patriots’ Doubleheader in York

YORK, PA – Wednesday’s doubleheader between the Somerset Patriots and York Revolution has been postponed by inclement weather.

A make-up date will be determined.

The Patriots had won the opener of the three-game series Tuesday night 6-2, improving their record to 11-5, two games ahead of the second place Long Island Ducks in the Liberty Division.

The Patriots have an off day ...

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Westfield Area Y Flyers Track Club Takes First Place in 13 Events at NJ Striders Meet

May 22, 2018

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Westfield Area Y Flyers Track Club took home 13 first place finishes and set eight team records at the NJ Striders Meet last weekend.

Jasmine Parran (7-8)              1500m Run                 6:32.70            1st ...