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Patriots and Sea Dogs split twinbill

Yankees' Waldichuk K's 10, carries no-hitter over his first 5 1/3 innings
June 23, 2021



Portland, Maine - The Somerset Patriots (28-15) and Portland Sea Dogs (25-18) split Wednesday’s doubleheader at Hadlock Field. Portland took game one 5-3, with the Patriots salvaging the split with an 11-3 win in game two.

A four-run fifth inning for the Sea Dogs in game one carried them to a come-from-behind win. The Patriots carried a 3-1 lead heading to the fifth on an Oswald Peraza two-run double in the third and a Michael Beltre (7) solo homer in the fourth.

Tate Matheny (4) tied the game early in the fifth on a two-run homer before a pair of wild pitches later in the inning game Portland a 5-3 lead.

Sea Dogs starter Josh Winckowski (W, 3-1) allowed three runs over five innings to earn the win. Somerset starting pitcher Luis Medina (L, 0-1) struck out five but allowed a season-high five runs over 4.2 innings of work to take the loss. Durbin Feltman (SV, 1) worked a scoreless seventh inning to earn the save.

In game two, the Patriots got two standout innings to carry them to a win. The team plated six runs on six hits in the third inning to take an early 6-0 lead, highlighted by a Diego Castillo RBI double and two-run singles from Oswaldo Cabrera and Beltre.

Somerset put five more runs on the board in the top of the fifth on a Beltre RBI triple, Thomas Milone RBI double, Castillo RBI single and a run-scoring error from Sea Dogs third baseman Hudson Potts.

On the mound, southpaw Ken Waldichuk (W, 1-0) carried a no-hitter over his first 5.1 innings before allowing a single to Potts and a two-run home run to Matheny (5) to end his night. Overall, the lefty struck out 10 batters on the night to earn his first win as a Patriot.

Portland starter Enmanuel De Jesus (L, 2-2) allowed six runs over 2.1 innings to take the loss.

The Patriots and Sea Dogs continue their six-game series Thursday night. Southpaw JP Sears (3-0, 1.98 ERA) makes his second start of the season for Somerset against Portland righty Bryan Bello (0-0, 1.93 ERA). First pitch at Hadlock Field is scheduled for 6:00 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.

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