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Peraza, Dunn homers lead Patriots to 5-2 win

June 11, 2021



Erie, Penn. - The Somerset Patriots (21-12) ended their longest losing streak of the season with a 5-2 over the Erie SeaWolves (22-11) Friday night at UPMC Park.

Once again, the Patriots bats were led by the home run ball. Oswald Peraza (1) led off the game with a solo home run out to left to give the team an early lead. Somerset added a second run later in the inning when a successful double-steal brought Oswaldo Cabrera home from third. It marked the third time this season a Patriot successfully stole home.

With the game tied at 2-2 later in the fourth inning, Oliver Dunn (3) belted a two-out, three-run home run to put the team back ahead 5-2.

The lone two Erie runs came on back-to-back two-out RBI doubles from Drew Ward and Kerry Carpenter in the bottom of the first.

Shawn Semple (W, 2-2) allowed two runs and struck out seven over five innings to earn the win. The Patriots also received four scoreless innings from their bullpen Friday night, including a scoreless ninth from Steven Ridings (SV, 2) to close out the game.

Joe Navilhon (L, 1-1) took the loss after he yielded three runs over three innings of relief.

The Patriots and SeaWolves continue their series Saturday night. Southpaw Matt Krook (1-0, 1.48 ERA) takes the mound for Somerset against righty Pedro Payano (1-1, 3.86 ERA) for Erie. First pitch at UPMC Park is scheduled 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.

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