Second Zorros de Somerset Game Set For Friday, May 20
Bridgewater, New Jersey – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will play their second game as Zorros de Somerset on Friday, May 20 versus the Luchadores de Reading (Reading Fightin Phils, Philadelphia Phillies). Game time is scheduled for 6:35 p.m and will now include a postgame fireworks
Bridgewater, New Jersey – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will play their second game as Zorros de Somerset on Friday, May 20 versus the Luchadores de Reading (Reading Fightin Phils, Philadelphia Phillies). Game time is scheduled for 6:35 p.m and will now include a postgame fireworks show.
There will be a pre-game performance by Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre of New Brunswick on the field beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Division Café (Somerville) will be offering Costa Rican food specialties at the Copa Stand down the third base concourse.
TD Bank Ballpark will be adorned with festive decorations and music by Hispanic artists will be played throughout the game.
Kids will be able to decorate “Spanish Tiles” based on the colors of the Zorros that will be displayed in an end of season mosaic.
The Zorros will also be raffling off baseballs signed by three Latin players from the 2022 team.
Zorros de Somerset, Spanish for Somerset Foxes, is a nod to a fox that frequently visited TD Bank Ballpark throughout 2020. The elusive animal was only seen on security camera footage and pictures from afar until it made a grand entrance right before the start of the Patriots press conference announcing the partnership with the Yankees.
"Copa de la Diversión," or "Fun Cup," is a season-long event series specifically designed to embrace the culture and values that resonate most with participating teams' local U.S. Hispanic/Latino communities.
The Zorros de Somerset schedule is as follows:
- Friday, May 20th at 6:35 pm vs. Luchadores de Reading (Reading Fightin Phils)
- Sunday, June 26th at 1:05 pm vs. Chivos de Hartford (Hartford Yard Goats)
- Thursday, July 7th at 7:05 pm vs. Cangrejos Fantasmas de Chesapeake (Bowie Baysox)
- Friday, August 26th at 7:05 pm vs. Gatos Feroces de New Hampshire (New Hampshire Fisher Cats)
Each game will include entertainment, music, food, and activities to showcase Latin culture at the 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_**