Don't Miss Opening Night

Patriots Open On Friday, April 25th




Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots are gearing up for the start of the 2014 season, beginning at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, April 25th against the Long Island Ducks at 7:05 pm.

 

Opening Weekend will include great affordable family fun, promotions, and giveaways.

 

Opening Night features a Post Game Fireworks Show and Magnetic Schedules for all fans cousy of the Somerset Medical Center Foundation.

 

The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a T-Shirt presented by TD Bank on Saturday,

Former NFL WR Donald Jones Working Out With Patriots

Local Football Standout Battled Kidney Disease And Looking For A Chance In Professional Baseball


Bridgewater, NJ- Former NFL wide receiver and Plainfield, NJ native Donald Jones will be working out with the Somerset Patriots during Spring Training.

 

Jones joined the team on Thursday morning and took batting practice during the Patriots workout before their scheduled game against the Camden Riversharks. He will be with the team for the next few days of Spring Training.

 

Jones played for the Buffalo Bills for three seasons from 2010-2012. In his rookie season, Jones had 18 catches for 213 yards and a touchdown in 15

Patriots Welcome Back Roy Meritt

Lefty has been one of league's best pitchers last two seasons


Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced that they have re-signed left-handed pitcher Roy Merritt.

 

Merritt finished the 2013 season with a 4-2 record, a 1.96 ERA, and 71 strikeouts in 64.1 innings pitched in 38 games.

 

Merritt was among the league leaders in 2012 for the Patriots, finishing with a 3.22 ERA to go with his eight wins and 118 strikeouts in 153.2 innings pitched in 27 games.

 

“Roy is very valuable. He puts a good finishing touch to

Patriots Fan Fest A Big Hit

Sets New Record For Attendance

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots celebrated the opening of the ballpark with their annual Fan Fest at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, April 12th. Over 5,000 fans came out during the day to set a new Fan Fest record.

 

“We want to thank all of our fans that turned out to enjoy a gorgeous day with us. Hopefully the weather and excitement for baseball to start is a good sign for things to come as we get ready for Opening Day on April 25th,” said Patrick McVerry,

Patriots Invite Two From Tryout To Spring Training

Pitcher J.D. Reichenbach and infielder Scott Kelly receive invites


Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have invited left-handed pitcher J.D. Reichenbach and infielder Scott Kelly to join the team at Spring Training from their open player tryouts held at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, April 12th.

 

Reichenbach has experience in the Cleveland Indians organization, reaching the Triple-A level briefly in 2011.

 

He spent most of last season in Carolina, Cleveland’s Single-A affiliate, where he had a 3.30 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 57.1 innings pitched in 41 games.

 

He has a

Patriots Add Three More Before Spring Training

Signing includes former Diamondbacks pitcher Zach Kroenke


Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced the signings of left-handed pitcher Zach Kroenke and Matt Zielinski and utility player Dennis Raben.

 

Kroenke has Major League experience with the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he pitched in seven games in 2010 and 2011.

 

In addition to his Major League time, Kroenke has six seasons of Triple-A experience with the New York Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Milwaukee Brewers organizations, including 32 games last season.

 

Kroenke has a minor league career 53-42 record, a 4.26 ERA,

Somerset Patriots Spring Training Dates Announced

Two games scheduled at TD Bank Ballpark


Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will host Spring Training at TD Bank Ballpark from Tuesday, April 15th through Thursday, April 24th.

 

All the dates at TD Bank Ballpark are open to the public to attend and the schedule is as follows:

 

Wednesday, April 23

Workout/ Intra-squad Game at TD Bank Ballpark- 6:00 pm

 

Thursday, April 24

Season Ticket Holder BBQ/ Open Workout at TD Bank Ballpark- 6:00 pm

 

Patriots To Host American Cancer Society Night

Special game is a fundraiser and awareness night


Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced that they have partnered with the American Cancer Society to host a special awareness night on Saturday, April 26th at TD Bank Ballpark during their game against the Long Island Ducks.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm.

 

The American Cancer Society and their signature fundraising event, Relay for Life, is designed to raise funds and awareness for their mission to eliminate cancer as a major health issue.

 

Throughout the game the American Cancer Society will have a presence

Fan Fest Set For Saturday, April 12th

Help 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 12th 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 and Patriots players at different times during the event

 

Fans will be able to participate in carnival

Patriots Add Veteran Pitchers To The Staff

Sign Kyler Newby, Mike Demark, and Gary Moran



Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced the signings of right-handed pitchers Kyler Newby, Mike Demark, and Gary Moran.

 

Newby has experience in the Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, and Oakland Athletics organizations, including three seasons at the Triple-A level.

 

Newby was 2-1 with a 3.58 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 27.2 innings pitched in 24 games at Triple-A for the A’s last season.

 

He has a minor league career 39-24 record, a 3.16 ERA, and 610 strikeouts in 553.0 innings

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