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Patriots Falter Late In First Loss Of 2021 Season

May 6, 2021

5/6/21 BOX SCORE

5/6/21 BOX SCORE

Bridgewater, New Jersey - An early lead for the Somerset Patriots (2-1) did not hold Thursday night in a 5-2 loss to the Harrisburg Senators (1-2).

Somerset struck first in the bottom of the second inning on a two-out RBI infield single from Zach Zehner, but that lead was short-lived. The Senators responded the next half inning with a Cole Freeman (1) two-strike, two-out, two-run home run. That provided Harrisburg its first lead of the series.

The Patriots tied up the game in the bottom of the third on a Donny Sands sacrifice fly, but a strong showing from the Harrisburg bullpen prevented any further damage.

The game remained tied at 2-2 until the top of the eighth inning. Senators center fielder Cody Wilson lined a one-out triple to set the stage for a Freeman run-scoring infield single to put Harrisburg ahead 3-2. Rhett Wiseman (2) later added a two-run home run in the top of the ninth to cap off the evening’s scoring.

Gabe Klobosits (1-0) earned the win after two scoreless innings of relief. Kevin Gadea (0-1) yielded one run over two innings to take the loss. Frankie Bartow (1) tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his first save of the season.

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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