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Somerset and Bowie split twinbill

September 2, 2021

Bowie, Maryland - The Somerset Patriots (61-43) and Bowie Baysox (60-43) split Thursday night’s doubleheader at Prince George’s Stadium. Somerset took game one 3-2, while Bowie salvaged the split with a 7-3 win in game two.

Bowie, Maryland - The Somerset Patriots (61-43) and Bowie Baysox (60-43) split Thursday night’s doubleheader at Prince George’s Stadium. Somerset took game one 3-2, while Bowie salvaged the split with a 7-3 win in game two.

GAME ONE BOX SCORE | GAME TWO BOX SCORE

The Baysox carried a 1-0 lead into the top of the fourth inning in game one before a two-out, three-run home run from Dermis Garcia (27) put the Patriots ahead 3-1.

That was enough offense for Somerset while starting pitcher Luis Medina struck out 10 and allowed two runs over 4.2 innings of work. Kevin Gadea earned the win with a 1.1 scoreless innings of relief, while Addison Russ (S, 3) worked a scoreless seventh to earn the save.

Somerset jumped ahead in the first inning in game two on a two-out RBI double from Michael Beltre. But that was the only lead for the Patriots in the ballgame.

Patriots’ starter Jhony Brito (L, 2-3) yielded seven runs across five innings, all with two out in the inning.

The Baysox took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first on a Johnny Rizer two-run single. They added three runs in the fourth on a run-scoring fielder’s choice and a Shayne Fontana (1) two-run home run.

Oswald Peraza made it a 5-3 game in the top of the fifth on a two-run single, but the Baysox got the runs back in the bottom of the fifth on a Rizer (11) two-out, two-run home run.

Peraza plated a run in the seventh to top off a 4-for-4 game with three RBI.

Morgan McSweeney (W, 1-0) earned the win with a scoreless 1.1 innings of relief.

The Patriots are 0.5 games up on the Baysox for the second spot in the Double-A Northeast League playoff picture with 15 games left in the regular season.

Somerset continues its six-game series in Bowie Friday night. First pitch at Prince George’s Stadium is set 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.

To learn more, visit: __www.somersetpatriots.com.