Somerset 6, Hartford 5 (12) WP-Kevin Gadea (2-1)
LP-Nick Kennedy (1-3)
Bridgewater, NJ- Somerset Patriots outfielder Michael Beltre cracked an RBI double in the 12th inning leading the New York Yankees affiliate to a 6-5 victory against the Yard Goats on Friday night at TD Bank Ballpark
*Somerset 6, Hartford 5 (12) *
WP-Kevin Gadea (2-1)
LP-Nick Kennedy (1-3)
Bridgewater, NJ- Somerset Patriots outfielder Michael Beltre cracked an RBI double in the 12th inning leading the New York Yankees affiliate to a 6-5 victory against the Yard Goats on Friday night at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The Yard Goats battled back from a 4-1 deficit with three runs in the eighth inning and took a 5-4 lead in the 11th on a sacrifice fly by Jameson Hannah. Colorado Rockies RHP Peter Lambert started his second straight game for Hartford on a Major League rehab assignment. He pitched three innings and allowed only a solo home run and had four strikeouts. Coco Montes had three hits, drove in a run and scored, for the Yard Goats who played their longest game of the season.
Somerset took a 1-0 lead in the third inning as Jesus Bastidas led off the inning with a solo homer off Yard Goats starter Peter Lambert. The Patriots added a run in the fifth inning on an error and took a 2-0 lead.
The Yard Goats made it a 2-1 game with a run on three hits in the sixth inning off Somerset starter Jhony Brito. Matt Hearn and Jameson Hannah began the inning with back-to-back doubles and Coco Montes delivered a two-out RBI single, scoring Hearn from third base.
The Patriots added a pair of runs in the eighth inning on Thomas Molone’s run-scoring single and Brandon Lockridge’s RBI hit to make it 4-1.
Hartford tied the game with three runs in the eighth inning. The first run scored on an error and then Jose Gomez cracked a two-run single, scoring Michael Toglia and Willie MacIver to tie the game at 4-4. The Yard Goats took a 5-4 lead on a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning but the Patriots tied it as a batter was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the inning.
The Yard Goats continue their final road trip of the season, and will play a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM against the New York Yankees affiliate, the Somerset Patriots. The game will be broadcast on AM 1410 WPOP and FM 100.9 FM and newsradio1410.iheart.com and the video stream available on MiLB.TV. The Yard Goats return home for their final homestand of the season next Tuesday, September 14th against the Red Sox affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs. Tickets are available by visiting the website, yardgoatsbaseball.com.