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Bridgewater, New Jersey- The Somerset Patriots (37-20) and the Erie SeaWolves (34-24) split a doubleheader at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday evening before 5,118 fans. The Patriots took the first game 9-2, while Erie took a rain-shortened game two 4-1 with 6.1 innings played.
A grand slam by Oswaldo Cabrera (11) highlighted a six-run third inning for the Patriots. It marked his third home run of the series and the first grand slam for the team in over two years.
The Patriots added a three-run fourth inning on an RBI double from Donny Sands and a two-run single from Michael Beltre.
Beltre finished game one 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI. Isiah Gilliam and Oswald Peraza each collected an RBI in the game as well.
Elvis Peguero (W,1-0) picked up the win in his first outing in Somerset. The righty tossed 2.1 innings and struck out a batter in relief of starter JP Sears. Sears went 4.2 innings and allowed two earned runs and struck out four. Elvin Rodriguez (L, 2-1) allowed six runs over 2.2 innings to take the loss.
The Patriots’ lone run in the second game came on a Dermis Garcia solo blast (15) while trailing 4-0 in the second inning.
Erie’s Spencer Torkelson hit a two-run home run (7) in the first inning to start the scoring, while Riley Green added a two-out, two-run double in the second to put the SeaWolves ahead 4-0.
The game was called with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning after a heavy downpour forced the tarp on the field and prevented play for the rest of the evening.
Jesus Rodriguez (W, 1-0) yielded one run over 5.1 innings to earn the win. Hayden Wesneski (L, 1-3) took the loss after he allowed four runs on seven hits and three strikeouts over five innings.
The Patriots and SeaWolves face off again tomorrow at TD Bank Ballpark with a 7:05 pm game.
About the Somerset Patriots
The Somerset Patriots are the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate and develop today’s top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for MLB’s winningest team. The Patriots compete in the Double-A Northeast League and play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, where fans of all ages and levels of baseball fandom get to enjoy the unique experience that is minor league baseball.
To learn more, visit: www.somersetpatriots.com.