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Castillo’s three hits not enough in 7-4 loss

June 29, 2021



Harrisburg, Penn. - The Somerset Patriots (31-16) dropped the opener of a six-game series with a 7-4 loss to the Harrisburg Senators (19-29) Tuesday night at FNB Field.

The Senators took an early lead with a pair of unearned runs against Somerset starting pitcher Luis Medina in the top of the first.

After Donny Sands made it a 2-1 game on a run-scoring groundout in the fourth, Harrisburg responded with two more runs in the bottom half of the inning. Aldrem Corridor (5) led off with a solo home run before Gilbert Lara added an RBI double to give the Senators a 4-1 lead.

Corridor finished the night 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI.

The Patriots briefly tied the game in the top of the fifth on a Thomas Milone (5) solo homer and a Diego Castillo (9) two-run shot. Castillo finished his game 3-for-5.

That tie was short-lived, as the Senators responded with two runs in the bottom of the fifth on a Corridor RBI single and a K.J. Harrison RBI double. Harrison (7) later added a solo home run in the seventh to top off the scoring.

Luis Reyes (W, 5-4) allowed four runs on five hits over five innings to earn the win. Nick Green (L, 1-1) yielded three runs over three innings of work to take the loss. Frankie Bartow (SV, 8) worked a scoreless ninth inning for the save.

The Patriots and Senators continue their six-game series Wednesday night. Southpaw Ken Waldichuk (1-0, 4.50 ERA) takes the mound for Somerset against Senators righty Cade Cavalli (0-1, 3.09 ERA). First pitch at FNB Field is set for 6:30 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_.