Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Infielder Scott Kelly

Jersey Native Returns For Third Season With Somerset


Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced the re-signing of infielder Scott Kelly.


“I am definitely looking forward to getting back on the field for Operation: Repeat,” said Kelly. “[Brett Jodie] and I have a good understanding on the outlook this season. My job will be to produce with my opportunities and help this team win.”

Kelly enters his third season with the Somerset Patriots. Last year, the New Jersey native appeared in just 31 games due to injury, but still hit .337 with 10 RBI, 20

Somerset Patriots Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Matt Bywater

Top Frontier League Pitcher Enters First Year With Somerset


Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Matt Bywater. He enters his first season both with the Somerset Patriots and in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

 

“I’m extremely excited to get to Somerset and start playing again,” Bywater said. “Hopefully we will be able to repeat as champions this year.”

The southpaw began last year with the Southern Illinois Miners of the Frontier League, posting an 8-4 record with a 2.36 ERA (fifth best in the league), three complete games

Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Infielder Greg Hopkins

Versatile Infielder Returns For Second Season In Somerset


Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced the re-signing of infielder Greg Hopkins.

 

“I’m definitely excited to come back to Somerset for the opportunity to repeat as champions,” Hopkins said. “The atmosphere there was great last year. I look forward to playing with some of the guys from last year’s team and meeting our new teammates in April!”

Despite missing close to three weeks worth of action last year, the Mansfield, Massachusetts native finished second on the Somerset Patriots in batting average (.266) and

Somerset Patriots Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Brandon Sisk

Southpaw Reliever Brings Triple-A Experience To Somerset


Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Brandon Sisk.

 

“I’ve heard a lot of great things about Somerset’s fans, clubhouse, facilities and quality of baseball,” Sisk said. “[Director of Player Personnel Jon Hunton and manager Brett Jodie] have been looking at me for a while and things never really matched up. I’m looking forward to playing in a very competitive environment. It’s going to be a real fun season!”

Sisk enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first

Historic Atlantic League Baseball Makes It To Hall Of Fame

Atlantic League Artifact On Display In Cooperstown


(Denver, CO, February 1, 2016) – The distinctive red and blue stitched official baseball used by the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball has been added to the permanent collection at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. In addition, the ball is currently on display as part of the “This Year in Baseball” exhibition.

 

“It is an incredible honor to have a piece of league and professional baseball history as part of the Hall of Fame’s collection,” says Atlantic League President Rick White. “We are profoundly appreciative of the Hall’s consideration

Somerset Patriots To Host National Anthem Auditions

Event Scheduled For March 12th 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 12th 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 Trophy Tour Continues

Come See The Atlantic League Trophy Throughout The Event


Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have launched Trophy Tour to give partners and fans a chance to celebrate the 2015 Atlantic League Championship throughout the community.

 

Trophy Tour will bring the Atlantic League Championship Trophy to different partner locations and community events in the area for viewing and pictures. At select events, local players and Sparkee The Mascot will be in attendance to add to the festivities.

 

It is the first time the Somerset Patriots are holding a Trophy Tour for fans to help celebrate the team’s championship.

Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Catcher/ Infielder David Vidal

Vidal Led Team In RBI Last Year


Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced the re-signing of catcher/ infielder David Vidal.

Vidal returns to Somerset for his second year with the Patriots. Last season, he hit .259 with 12 home runs and a team-leading 63 RBI. Vidal also led the team in games played (124), at-bats (471) and hits (122) during the regular season.

The San Juan, Puerto Rico native enjoyed success during the Somerset Patriots’ postseason championship run as well, batting .296 with a home run, seven RBI and five runs scored, including the game-winning

Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Outfielder Aharon Eggleston

2015 All-Star Returns For Fourth Year In Somerset


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

 

The 2015 Atlantic League all-star and one of the “Outfielders of the Year” returns to Somerset for his fourth season with the Patriots. Last year, he finished second in the league in on-base percentage (.390) and seventh in batting (.289), while also tallying five home runs and 46 RBI.

Eggleston continued his strong play into the postseason, leading the eventual Atlantic League champions with nine runs scored, including a .333 average,

RWJUH Somerset To Host Free Cardiac And Concussion Athletic Screening

Event Will Take Place On Saturday, February 6th


SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, 110 Rehill Avenue in Somerville, N.J.

 

The cardiac screening is targeted for athletes ages 14 to 18. The screening will look for major abnormalities known to cause sudden cardiac death, which affects an average of 1 in 100,000 student athletes nationwide each year. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset cardiologists, nurses and technicians will conduct the evaluation, which includes a cardiovascular history