Sports

September 20, 2018

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY - The Long Island Ducks (2-0) defeated the Somerset Patriots (0-2) 11-1 in Game 2 of the Liberty Division Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark on Thursday evening to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five playoff series. The Ducks took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Blue Devils quarterback Hank Shapiro led Westfield to a victory against Watchung Hills High School on Friday. “Three touch-down passes. He really managed the game well, and I’m happy with the way he is leading our team this year,” said Jim DeSarno, head football coach at ...

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CENTRAL ISLIP, NY -- The Long Island Ducks (1-0) defeated the Somerset Patriots (0-1) 9-2 in Game 1 of the Liberty Division Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark on Wednesday evening to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five playoff series. The Ducks took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Glistening with sweat, Scotch Plains resident Sharon Artz finished the area YMCA’s 5K run satisfied on Sunday morning, but not because of her placement in the contest. Artz finished 308, but the knowledge that her efforts will benefit the Westfield Area YMCA’s programming for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS — It took the Raiders just three minutes to separate themselves from a Westfield rival the Scotch Plains team hadn't beaten in four years. Corinne Lyght scored on a header off a corner kick three minutes into the game then scored on a breakaway in the 48th minute to lift Scotch ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS — The circumstances were eerily similar to those in play last week.  Again, Westfield took a 2-0 lead against a premier opponent Saturday after two first-half goals that occurred within seconds of each other. And again, Westfield couldn't finish.  Evan Meade scored 30 seconds ...

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WARREN, NJ — For the first time in four years Friday, Westfield was playing after a loss the previous weekend. There were certainly questions as to how the Blue Devils would respond to such adversity, but they didn’t take long to provide an answer: Pretty darn well.  Westfield put up 20 points ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – It's not every day that young athletes and young adults and teens with special needs get the opportunity to sport designers such as Gucci and Armani, but that's just what they'll do Saturday night. Members of the Westfield Area YMCA Flyers youth track team and participants in the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Some residents’ frosty response to plans for an ice rink to be placed in an 8.3-acre municipal park on the Garwood border for a trial time isn’t stopping officials from moving ahead with the design. Gathered in the rain at Gumbert Park, where the rink is to be built, about ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (35-24, 70-52) defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (21-37, 47-72), 8-3, at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening. The Blue Crabs took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-run double by Frank Martinez. Somerset answered ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School girls varsity soccer goalie Caitlin Amman made 14 saves against a skilled East Brunswick team during the season opener this weekend, helping to secure a 0-0 overtime tie. “Caitlin is the type of player that all WHS Girls soccer players should model ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield went toe-to-toe with with one of the top boys’ soccer teams in the nation, but fell short in a see-saw scoring battle Saturday evening.  Once leading, 2-0, and later, 3-2, Westfield lost to parochial power Seton Hall Prep, 4-3, in chilly and rainy conditions at a ...

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LINDEN, NJ — After winning 37 consecutive games, dating back to 2015, the Blue Devils state-best win streak was finally snapped Friday night during its season opener against Linden, 14-7. The Tigers scored a touchdown first, with a pass from Zion Marshall to Schadrac Petit-Homme. Westfield ...

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - The Somerset Patriots (30-21, 65-49) finished off a sweep of the New Britain Bees (23-27, 56-57) Sunday afternoon with a 9-6 win at New Britain Stadium. Somerset opened the scoring in the top of the first on a Jayce Boyd RBI single. New Britain responded in the immediate ...

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. Flemington-Raritan The Somerset Patriots (29-21, 63-49) held the New Britain Bees (23-26, 56-56) to just one unearned run in a 4-1 Saturday night win at New Britain Stadium. Joyce Boyd (4) opened up the scoring with a two-out solo home run to left field in the top of the first ...

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — The Somerset Patriots (28-21, 62-49) carried a strong pitching performance and a big third inning to a 6-1 win over the New Britain Bees (23-25, 56-55) Friday night at New Britain Stadium. The Patriots quickly grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on an Endy Chavez sac ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Wit fewer than three weeks to go in the second half of the 2018 season, the Somerset Patriots have signed and activated catcher Shawn Zarraga. He will be active for tonight’s game against the New Britain Bees. Zarraga enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (26-21, 61-49) defeated Road Warriors, 5-3, at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening. The Road Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning on an RBI double by Gustavo Pierre and a two-run home run by Edwin Gomez (5). Somerset answered with ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In just its third year, the Westfield YMCA’s Run for Everyone 5K has become a staple on the area September running calendar, while continuing to grow the organization’s dedication to assisting young adults with special needs. This year’s race will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 16, at ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ —  The Road Warriors defeated the Somerset Patriots, 3-2, at TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday evening. The Road Warriors took a 1-0 lead on a Melvin Rodriguez-Ortiz RBI single in the top of the third inning. The Patriots tied up the game in the bottom of the fourth inning on a ...

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LANCASTER, PA — The Somerset Patriots (25-20, 60-48) rode a late rally to a 6-3 victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers (22-19, 60-43) in Sunday’s series finale at Clipper Magazine Stadium. The Barnstormers struck first for the first time in the series. Anderson De La Rosa’s two-run double in ...

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WESTFIELD — Entering the 2018 high school football season, Westfield has a bigger target on its back than any other team in New Jersey. The Blue Devils have won 37 consecutive games, dating back to 2015. They are three-time defending state champions. No player on this year’s team has ever lost a ...

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LANCASTER, PA - The Somerset Patriots (24-19, 59-47) tossed a five-hit shutout over the Lancaster Barnstormers (21-18, 59-42) in a 5-0 win in Friday night’s series opener at Clipper Magazine Stadium The Patriots jumped out to their early lead with five runs in the top of the first inning.

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LANCASTER, PA - The Somerset Patriots (24-20, 59-48) allowed a late lead to slip away in a 6-4 loss to the Lancaster Barnstormers (22-18, 60-42) Saturday night at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Somerset jumped ahead in the top of the second inning on a bases-clearing, three-run double to right-center ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots will host New York Giants legend Mark Bavaro on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at TD Bank Ballpark. Bavaro will be at the 7:05 p.m. game against the Road Warriors to throw out a ceremonial first pitch, participate in an exclusive Meet & Greet in the Diamond Club, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Sugar Land Skeeters (27-12, 68-34) defeated the Somerset Patriots (22-18, 57-46), 5-1, at TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday evening. The Skeeters took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Derek Norris. The Patriots tied up the game in the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (22-17, 57-45) defeated the York Revolution (18-19, 50-50), 7-3, at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday evening. Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Patriots rallied for four runs to claim the lead. The Patriots got on the board with an RBI single ...

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SUGAR LAND, Texas — The Somerset Patriots (21-15, 56-43) rode an impressive Vince Molesky performance to a 2-0 win over the the Sugar Land Skeeters (24-11, 65-33) Wednesday night at Constellation Field. Both teams were held off the scoreboard until the Patriots broke through with a two-out rally ...

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SUGAR LAND, TX — The Somerset Patriots (20-14, 55-42) were shut out by the Sugar Land Skeeters (23-10, 64-32) 8-0 Monday night at Constellation Field. The Skeeters jumped in front 2-0 in the bottom of second on a two-out RBI single from Alvaro Rondon and a run-scoring wild pitch. They added five ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed left-handed pitcher Ross Vance. Vance enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and the Atlantic League. He spent the first two seasons of his professional career in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Vance appeared in 38 games ...

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