Somerset Patriots Sign Andrew Carignan, Edwin Quirarte And James Skelton; Re-sign David Harden

Roster Begins To Round Out With Four Key Additions


Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced the signings of pitchers Andrew Carignan and Edwin Quirarte, catcher/infielder James Skelton and the re-signing of pitcher David Harden.

Carignan enters his first year with the Patriots, having made two stops at the Major League level with the Oakland Athletics in 2011 and 2012. In the Majors, the right-handed reliever made 17 appearances, recording one win and scattering eight hits with 13 strikeouts over 16 innings of work.

 

The New London, Connecticut native spent the

Somerset Patriots Extend President/GM Patrick McVerry's Contract

The Pact Will Have Him In His Role For 25 Years


Bridgewater, NJ- Somerset Patriots Chairman Steve Kalafer has announced that the team has extended the contract of President/General Manager Patrick McVerry for eight years. The significance of this contract extension is that it will have McVerry in his role for 25 years.

 

The announcement was made at a special luncheon at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Somerville, NJ on Wednesday, March 18th. The event welcomed Somerset County officials, team partners, and dignitaries. Kalafer introduced the program that also included words from McVerry and Somerset Patriots Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle.

 

“We are

Somerset Patriots Sign Infielders Greg Hopkins and David Vidal

Multi-Position Infielders Add Depth To Roster


Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced the signings of infielders Greg Hopkins and David Vidal.

Hopkins arrives in Somerset after spending his entire professional baseball career in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. In five seasons with the Brewers, he has reached as high as Double-A.

 

The Mansfield, Massachusetts native split time between High-A Brevard County and Double-A Huntsville in 2014. Combined, Hopkins hit six home runs with 27 runs batted in, 33 runs scored and seven stolen bases.

Somerset Patriots Looking For Kid CEO

Spearhead Staffing partners With Team For 2015 Search



Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots and Spearhead Staffing have teamed up to hire a Kid CEO for the 2015 season. 


Interviews for the Kid CEO will be conducted during the Patriots Fan Fest event on Saturday, April 11th from 12:00-3:00 pm.  All young fans ages 8-15 that are interested are encouraged to attend Fan Fest and check in by the elevator on the main concourse to interview.


Five finalists will be selected from the interviews at Fan

Patriots Sign Chris Marrero And Thomas Neal

Two Major Leaguers Join The Team


Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced the signings of first baseman/outfielder Chris Marrero and outfielder Thomas Neal.

 

Marrero has Major League experience with the Washington Nationals, who picked him in the first round (15th overall) of the 2006 draft.

 

Marrero played in 39 games for the Nationals in 2011 and 2013 and had 29 hits, five doubles, and 11 RBI.

 

He also has four seasons of Triple-A experience, including 37 games in

Fan Fest Set For April 11th

Come Celebrate The Opening Of The Ballpark


Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will celebrate the opening of the ballpark with their annual Fan Fest at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, April 11th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

 

Somerset Patriots Fan Fest is a FREE admission event and includes a chance for fans to meet and get autographs from baseball legend and the team’s manager emeritus Sparky Lyle, manager Brett Jodie, hitting/third base coach Shane Spencer, Jon Hunton, and Patriots players at different times during the event

 

Fans will be able to participate

National Anthem Winners Announced

10 Chosen From Auditions


Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced the winners of their National Anthem Auditions held at Menlo Park Mall in Edison, N.J. on Saturday, March 7th.

 

The selected singers are: Sandra Dickerson (Watchung, N.J.), Kirk Geritano (Edison, N.J.), Deidre Thompson (Mendham, N.J.), Benjamin Mankowski Sr. (South Plainfield, N.J.), Melody Lieberman (Parsippany, N.J.), Gabby Toledo (Randolph, N.J.), Josh Cohen (Somerset, N.J.), Amelia Petrocelli (Bedminster, N.J.), Rebecca Morris (North Brunswick, N.J.) and Jennifer Paragano (Bernardsville, N.J.).

 

The Patriots auditioned 100 soloists who sang a minute and a half of the song of their choice during the audition.

Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Jonny Tucker

Team Leader And Fan Favorite Back For Fourth Season


Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced the re-signing of outfielder Jonny Tucker.

 

Tucker hit .262 with 68 runs scored, 109 hits, 16 doubles, and 34 RBI in 107 games played for Somerset in 2014.

 

“We are very happy to have Jonny back with us this season.  He does a great job for our organization both on and off the field. He is all about winning baseball games and he comes to the park everyday with that as his goal. 

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