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Urshela impresses on rehab assignment in series-finale win

August 22, 2021

Altoona, Penn. - The Somerset Patriots (56-39) earned a series split against the Altoona Curve (50-44) with a 6-2 win Sunday night at People’s Natural Gas Field. Gio Urshela became the 10th player to make a Major League rehab appearance with the team in the game. He hit second and

Altoona, Penn. - The Somerset Patriots (56-39) earned a series split against the Altoona Curve (50-44) with a 6-2 win Sunday night at People’s Natural Gas Field.

Gio Urshela became the 10th player to make a Major League rehab appearance with the team in the game. He hit second and got the start at third base. Urshela went 3-for-4 in the game with a double and two runs scored.

Altoona took a 1-0 lead in the second on a Mason Martin (21) solo home run. Somerset responded with four runs in the top of the third on a Josh Breaux sacrifice fly, Chad Bell RBI single and a Thomas Milone two-run double.

The Patriots added two more runs in the sixth on a Breaux RBI double and a Bell RBI single.

Hayden Wesneski (W, 5-4) allowed two runs over 5.1 innings with seven strikeouts to earn the win. He is now 4-0 with a 1.16 ERA across four starts in August. Travis MacGregor (L, 3-7) yielded four runs over 2.1 innings and took the loss.

Somerset now returns home to welcome in the Akron Rubberducks Tuesday night. First pitch at TD Bank Ballpark 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.

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