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Patriots Offense And Otto Too Much For Squirrels

June 15, 2021

6/15/21 Box Score!

6/15/21 Box Score!

Bridgewater, New Jersey – The Somerset Patriots (23-13) powered past the Richmond Flying Squirrels (21-16) 10-1 at TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday night.

The Patriots lit up the scoreboard with 16 hits, including five players with two or more in the game. Donny Sands led the way with two home runs (4, 5) in his 3-for-4 night.

Diego Castillo plated four of Somerset’s runs with a two-run homer (6) in the third and a two-run single in the fifth.

“I feel really good at the plate,” Castillo said in the postgame press conference. “I’m trying to hit the ball on the barrel all the time. That’s the key right now.”

Oswald Peraza tripled and scored three times in an impressive 3-for-4 home debut.

New York Yankees rehabbing slugger Luke Voit went 1-for-4 with a single. He also hit a hard-liner to short and a ball caught at the warning track in right for two of his outs.

Not to get lost in the offensive outburst and excitement surrounding Voit, Glenn Otto (W, 3-2) tied his season and career-high with 14 strikeouts over seven stellar innings. He allowed the early home run, but then scattered just two hits the rest of the game.

“I’m just trying to execute every pitch I can,” Otto said. “We work hard in between starts so that it’s easier on me to just go out and attack and execute each pitch.”

The Patriots and the Flying Squirrels continue the series on Wednesday night 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.

To learn more, visit:___www.somersetpatriots.com._