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Patriots take down Yard Goats 6-4 in extras

May 19, 2021



Hartford, Conn. – Despite giving up a late lead, the Somerset Patriots (9-5) earned their first extra-inning win of the season with a 6-4 victory in 10 innings over the Hartford Yard Goats (5-9) Wednesday night.

Somerset held two separate three-run leads on the night, but the game was tied at 4-4 before the Patriots plated two runs in the 10th to cap the scoring. An Isiah Gilliam RBI single and an Oliver Dunn bases-loaded walk plated the two game-winning runs.

Offensively, Matt Pita (2-for-2, two doubles, RBI) and Dermis Garcia (1-5, home run, 2 RBI) highlighted the evening for Somerset.

Garcia (4) opened the night with a two-run home run in the top of the first inning. It marked Garcia’s fourth home run in his last five games; over which he has eight RBI. The 6’3” 1st baseman has also now hit safely in six-straight games.

Pita added an RBI double in the 6th inning which at the time made it a 4-1 Patriots lead. He also made a highlight-reel catch in the bottom of the sixth inning to help keep Somerset ahead.

The Yard Goats got a pair of solo home runs from Todd Czinege (2), including one in the fifth for their first run and a game-tying shot in the eighth. Back-to-back two-out RBI singles from Jameson Hannah and Elehuris Montero in the seventh had set the stage for the Czinege blast to tie the game the next inning.

Steven Ridings (W, 2-0) struck out the side in the ninth to keep the game tied at 4-4 before closing the door in the 10th to finish off the win. Julian Fernandez (L, 0-1) allowed two runs (one earned) in the top of the 10th to take the loss.

The Patriots continue their six-game series against the Hartford Yard Goats Thursday night. Right-hander Glen Otto (1-1, 5.56 ERA) takes the mound for Somerset against Yard Goats righty Matt Dennis (0-1, 3.27 ERA). First pitch from Dunkin Donuts Park Tuesday night is set for 7:05 p.m.

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_.