Somerset Patriots Roster

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Jay Gause
#27

Position: P
Date of Birth: 04/24/1992
Height: 6' 2"   Weight: 260 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R

Biography:
Gause enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and third in the Atlantic League. He previously spent both the 2017 and 2018 seasons as a member of the York Revolution. Gause impressed in his 2017 debut season with the Revs, posting a 10-4 record with a 3.67 ERA over 19 games (16 starts). The righty finished second on the team in wins and strikeouts (74) in the regular season and later helped lead York to a league title. Gause worked a 3.48 ERA over two starts in the playoffs, including a four strong innings as the Championship Series Game One starting pitcher for the Revs.
 
The Shallotte, North Carolina native returned to the Atlantic League in 2018 and continued to impress. Despite spreading out only eight appearances (seven starts) in a season marred by injuries, Gause went 3-0 with a 1.56 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his eight appearances. He only allowed six earned runs over his 34.2 innings of work on the season, including zero earned runs in five of his final seven appearances.
 
Gause owns a 13-4 record with a 3.09 ERA and 100 strikeouts over 125.1 innings across 27 appearances (23 starts) in his two combined seasons in the Atlantic League.
 
Gause was originally drafted in the 10th round of the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft by the Houston Astros. He spent one season (2014) in the Astros organization with the Tri-City ValleyCats (Short-Season A) before transitioning his career through the United Shores Professional Baseball League and up to the Atlantic League in 2017.
Gause missed the 2019 season while he was recovering from Tommy John surgery. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews.

Outfielders

# Name POS
3 Joe Quinones Utility
22 Dan Valerio Utility
1 Justin Pacchioli OF
8 Sean Guida OF
11 Adam Tricarico OF
14 Shayne Fontana OF

Catchers

# Name POS
7 Matt O'Neill C
9 Jordan Jackson C

Coaching

# Name POS
29 Brett Jodie Manager

Infielders

# Name POS
2 Scott Kelly IF
5 Carlos Garcia IF
6 Joey Rose IF
12 Connor Justus IF

Pitchers

# Name POS
13 Nate Roe P
21 Billy Layne Jr P
24 David Kubiak P
27 Taylor Wright P
31 Mark Leiter Jr P
37 Max Herrmann P
50 James Pugliese P