Patriots Re-Sign Nate Spears And Aharon Eggleston

Spears Was Signed By Phillies Last Season From Somerset


Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced the re-signings of infielder Nate Spears and outfielder Aharon Eggleston.

 

Spears was among the team’s best hitters, leading the Patriots in RBI with 21 and had four home runs in 37 games played in 2014 before having his contract purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

 

Spears appeared in 52 games for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (AAA- Phillies) after his time in Somerset and hit .299 with 43 hits, seven doubles, three triples, and

Big Apple Circus Returns To TD Bank Ballpark

Brand New Show Runs From February 26th – March 15th


Bridgewater, NJ- Hurry, hurry! — Fly away to the magical ring, to the circus — to the Big Apple Circus! — where an All-New Show — METAMORPHOSIS — with astonishing acts and startling transformations will transport you to a realm of enchantment under the Big Top!

 

For its 37th Season, Big Apple Circus soars on wings of artifice and illusion, to a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from the ring, and nothing is impossible! Big Apple Circus presents the New Jersey premiere of METAMORPHOSIS in its annual Bridgewater engagement at

Somerset Patriots Sign Pitchers Randy Boone and Lucas Irvine

Both Bring Added Versatility to Pitching Staff


Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced the signings of right-handed pitchers Randy Boone and Lucas Irvine.

 

Boone arrives in Somerset after spending his entire professional baseball career in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He has three seasons of Triple-A experience and has played at the Double-A level in five seasons.

 

The Austin, Texas native split time between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo in 2014. Boone posted career-bests in ERA (2.79) and saves (10) over 45 appearances last year.

 

Jon Hunton Named DoubleGSports.Com 2014 Male Athlete Of The Year

Record-Breaking Closer Earns Recognition


Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced that closer and Director of Player Personnel Jon Hunton has been named the 2014 Male Athlete of the Year by DoubleGSports.com.

 

Hunton broke the Atlantic League record for saves in a single season with 49 in 2014. He finished the season as the Atlantic League’s “Closer of the Year” for his performance that also included a 2.08 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 56.1 innings pitched in 59 games.

 

A 19-game stretch (June 16 through July 28) in which Hunton recorded

Somerset Patriots To Dedicate 2015 Season In Honor Of Albert DiFiore

Long-Time Friend And National Advisory Board Member To Be Honored


Bridgewater, NJ- It is with a deep sense of loss that the Somerset Patriots mourn the passing of Albert DiFiore , a long-time advisor and friend of the team. The Somerset Patriots have announced that the team will dedicate the 2015 season in his honor.

 

Albert DiFiore, 69, passed away Friday morning, February 6, 2015 in Bridgewater surrounded by his loving family. He was a wonderful husband of 41 years to Angela and an example to their three children- Philip, Thomas, Albert and two grandchildren- Priya and Nola.

Somerset Patriots Sign Daniel Sattler and TJ Chism

Both Expected To Bolster Bullpen


Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced the signings of right-handed pitcher Daniel Sattler and left-handed pitcher T.J. Chism.

 

Sattler was acquired in a trade with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association. He has experience in the Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Minnesota Twins organizations.

 

Sattler has a season of Triple-A experience and played at the Double-A level for four seasons.

 

He split the 2014 season in the American Association with St.

Somerset Patriots To Host National Anthem Auditions

Set For March 7th At Menlo Park Mall


Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots, along with Magic 98.3 FM and WCTC 1450 AM, have announced that the team will host National Anthem Auditions on Saturday, March 7th from 12-4 pm at the Menlo Park Mall in Edison. 

 

The event will be a fundraiser designed to benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies to ship care packages to U.S. troops based overseas.

 

Somerset Patriots Looking For Host Families

Be A Patriots Player's Home Away From Home


Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots are looking for host families for their players for the upcoming 2015 season.

 

The Somerset Patriots Host Family program allows a family, couple, or individual within the surrounding communities of TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater to host a Somerset Patriots player during the 2015 season. The goal is to provide the player with a home away from home while playing for the team.

 

Host families must be local and be able to provide the players with their own bed and bedroom,

Patriots Re-Sign Donachie, Zielinski, And Kelly

Donachie And Zielinski Were Top At Their Positions Last Year


Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced the re-signings of catcher Adam Donachie, left-handed pitcher Matt Zielinski, and infielder Scott Kelly.

 

Donachie was a 2014 Atlantic League All-Star and the league’s “Catcher of the Year.” He finished the season with a .277 batting average, 34 runs scored, 67 hits, six doubles, nine home runs, and 45 RBI in 78 games played.

 

This will be Donachie’s fourth season with the Somerset Patriots. In 82 games for Somerset in 2013 he had 62 hits, 11 doubles, six home runs,

Upcoming Sparkee Appearances

Find out who Sparkee the Mascot is visiting


Bridgewater, N.J. – All year long, Sparkee enjoys visiting with his friends, raising funds and helping create awareness around the community.

 

Here are the upcoming events at which Sparkee will make an appearance:

 

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