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Patriots Fall To Flying Squirrels

June 19, 2021



Bridgewater, New Jersey- The Richmond Flying Squirrels (22-19) defeated the Somerset Patriots (26-14) 14-5 before 5,517 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday night.

Down early, Luke Voit (2) and Oswald Peraza (2) hit back-to-back home runs in the first to cut the lead to a run. It was Voit’s second home run in his last five at-bats in Somerset.

Richmond then scored five unanswered runs from the third to fifth innings, highlighted by home runs off the bats of David Villar (7) and Jacob Heyward (5).

The Patriots scored late in the game on Jason Lopez’s first home run (1) of the season and an RBI triple by Aaron Palensky.

Akeel Morris (W, 1-0) allowed two earned runs and struck out seven for the win. Hayden Wesneski (L, 0-1) struggled in his Double-A debut, as he allowed seven runs in four innings.

The Patriots and the Flying Squirrels face off for the final time this series on Sunday afternoon at TD Bank Ballpark starting at 1:05 pm.

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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