5/7/21 BOX SCORE
Bridgewater, New Jersey –Estevan Florial’s power was on full display with two home runs to lead the Somerset Patriots (3-1) to an 10-2 win Friday night over the Harrisburg Senators (1-3) at TD Bank Ballpark.
For the second time in four games, Florial led off the home half of the first inning with a homer (2) to give Somerset an early lead. His no doubt three-run shot (3) broke the game open to cap off a five-run third inning.
Florial was the offensive star with his four RBI performance, but he was not alone. Brandon Wagner plated two runs in the game with a sharp groundball to third base in the first inning and a single to left in the third.
In the bottom of the seventh, Michael Beltre doubled home Thomas Milone on a night when he also scored three times and racked up two hits.
Overall, every Patriot batter in the lineup reached base, with the team amassing a season-high 11 hits.
Somerset’s starting pitcher, Janson Junk, tossed 3.2 innings, allowing one run while striking out four, before he gave way to the bullpen.
Stephen Ridings (1-0) earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Harrisburg starter Sterling Sharp (0-1) took the loss after he yielded eight runs (three earned) over 2.2 innings of work.
The Patriots and the Senators continue the opening series on Saturday with a 7:05 pm game at TD Bank Ballpark.
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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