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Patriots Win Back-and-Forth Affair

September 15, 2021

Akron, Ohio – The Somerset Patriots (70-45) tallied a run in the seventh to sneak past Los Perros Calientes de Akron (71-44) 6-5 on Wednesday night at Canal Park.

Akron, Ohio – The Somerset Patriots (70-45) tallied a run in the seventh to sneak past Los Perros Calientes de Akron (71-44) 6-5 on Wednesday night at Canal Park.

BOX SCORE 9/15/21

Akron got the scoring started in the bottom of the first when Bryan Lavastida drove in a two-out run for a 1-0 lead.

The Patriots rallied in the fourth, scoring five runs on four hits to jump in front. Oswald Peraza (12) hit a leadoff home run to tie the game and was one of three batters to reach base to begin the inning. With two on and one out, Isiah Gilliam ripped a two-run double down the line in front to give the Patriots their first lead of the night, 3-1. After two more reached base, Brandon Lockridge knocked in two runs on a bloop single to cap off the fourth inning scoring. The Patriots carried a 5-1 lead into the bottom of the fourth.

Los Perros Caliente responded with a leadoff home run from Lavastida to begin the fourth and a two-out RBI single from Brayan Rocchio in the fifth. In the sixth, George Valera knotted the game up at five with a two-run home run to right field.

Dermis Garcia delivered a clutch two-out RBI single to give the Patriots a 6-5 lead. Addison Russ shut out Los Perros Calientes over the final two frames to seal the victory.

Jhony Brito (3-3) earned the win after pitching six frames and allowing five runs on eight hits. Reliever Joey Cantillo (0-2) is tabbed with the loss and Russ (4) collected the save.

The Patriots continue their playoff push tomorrow night. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. against the Akron RubberDucks at Canal Park.

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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