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Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced that open player tryouts for the team will be held at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, April 12th beginning at 9:00 am.
There will be an administration fee of $40 to tryout, with proceeds being donated to the Somerset Patriots Children’s Educational And Sportsmanship Foundation, which has been established to give to various charities suppod by the Somerset Patriots.
Players are to report to TD Bank Ballpark at 8:00 am for registration. Participants must be high school graduates and at least eighteen years of age. All those present should provide their career statistics and must supply their own wooden bats and baseball gloves. All participants will be required to sign a release form before trying out for the team.
Coaches and representatives from the Patriots will be on hand to evaluate the players at the ballpark, including manager Brett Jodie, hitting/third base coach Shane Spencer, pitching coach Cory Domel, Director of Player Personnel Jon Hunton, and President/General Manager Patrick McVerry.
The Patriots have invited 17 players from tryouts to Spring Training over the past 16 years. One of the recent standouts include Roy Merritt, who became one of the Patriots top pitchers over the past two seasons.
"The opportunity is there for players to showcase for us their ability to play at a high level. Historically we’ve been successful at signing players each year from the tryouts and are looking to give guys the chance that they deserve to make our team," said Patrick McVerry, President/ General Manager of the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club.
For information about the Somerset Patriots 2014 Season, beginning at home on Friday, April 25th, stop by the Ticket Office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit the Patriots on-line at http://www.somersetpatriots.com.