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SeaWolves overpower Patriots in series opener

June 8, 2021



Erie, Pennsylvania - Three home runs from the Erie SeaWolves (20-10) carried them to an 8-2 win over the Somerset Patriots (20-10) in Tuesday’s series-opener at UPMC Park.

Drew Ward (3) opened the scoring with a solo home run in the bottom of the second, with a two-run shot from Josh Lester (5) in the fourth and a two-run homer from Andre Lipcius (2) in the eighth leading the way offensively for Erie.

The lone Patriots runs came on a two-run blast from Dermis Garcia (11) in the seventh inning. Garcia is now tied for the league lead with 11 home runs.

Somerset starting pitcher Glenn Otto (L, 2-2) allowed six runs and struck out 10 batters over a season-high 6.2 innings of work to take the loss. Erie starter Ricardo Pinto (W, 3-1) earned the win after he yielded two runs over 6.2 innings pitched.

The Patriots and SeaWolves continue their series Wednesday night. Left-handed pitcher JP Sears (3-0, 2.70 ERA) takes the mound for Somerset against Paul Richan (0-0, 6.97 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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