Portland, Maine – The Somerset Patriots (29-15) defeated the Portland Sea Dogs (22-23) by the score of 12-4 at Hadlock Field on Sunday afternoon.
Back-to-back home runs in the first inning by Elijah Dunham (7) and Jeisson Rosario (3) put Somerset up 4-0.
Portland answered with two home runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning by Nick Sogard (2) and Pedro Castellanos (7) to make it a 4-3 ballgame.
Two more home runs by Brandon Lockridge (3) and Andres Chaparro (7) in the second put the Patriots up 8-3.
The Sea Dogs got a run back on a Christian Koss single in the third inning.
Josh Breaux (9) hit Somerset’s fifth home run of the game in the top of the sixth for a 9-4 advantage.
Rosario added two more on a double in the ninth to finish with his second straight three RBI game. Max Burt added a sacrifice fly in the inning for the 12-4 final.
Mitch Spence with 7Ks in his 5.2IP today. pic.twitter.com/cSddPDk3jm— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) May 29, 2022
Mitch Spence (2-2) struck out seven and allowed four runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings pitched for the win. Jay Groome (2-2) suffered the loss after he allowed eight runs on six hits in two innings pitched.
The 2022 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road on Monday with a 4:05 pm game versus the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Fans can catch all the action on FOX Sports New Jersey 93.5 FM | 1450 AM, the Flagship Station for Patriots Baseball.