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Somerset completes six-game sweep with a 10-3 Sunday win

May 23, 2021



Hartford, Conn. - The Somerset Patriots (13-5) finished off a six-game series sweep of the Hartford Yard Goats (5-13) Sunday afternoon with a 10-3 win at Dunkin Donuts Park.

The sweep is the first for the Patriots as a Double-A Affiliate and improves the team’s record to a season-best eight-games above .500.

Somerset tallied 12 hits in the game, marking the fourth-straight game they recorded 10+ hits. It was also the third time in four games the Patriots plated 10+ runs. The team also belted a season-high four runs to power the offense.

Michael Beltre went 3-for-4 with a home run (1), two RBI and three runs scored to lead the team. Max Burt also enjoyed a big game, going 2-for-4 with a home run (2) and four RBI. It was the second-straight game in which Burt hit a homer.

The Patriots took an early 3-0 lead on a two-out RBI single from Isiah Gilliam and a two-out, two-run single from Burt in the first inning. In the second, Evan Alexander (1) and Oswaldo Cabrera (2) both went deep for the the team’s first back-to-back home runs of the 2021 season.

Beltre’s two-run shot in the third and Burt’s two-run homer in the fourth provided more than enough offense to carry the Patriots through the rest of the ballgame.

Hartford got two unearned runs in the bottom of the fourth and added a sac fly in the sixth for their lone production of the afternoon.

Carlos Espinal (W, 1-1) earned the win with two innings of relief after Somerset starter Matt Krook struck out six over his four innings on the mound. Will Gaddis (L, 0-3) allowed eight runs on eight hits across three innings to take the loss.

The Patriots have an off day on Monday before welcoming in the New Hampshire Fisher Cats for the first game of a six-game series and the first game of a 12-game homestand. First pitch at TD Bank Ballpark 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.

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