Shortstop Anthony Volpe swings for the fences as he powers the Patriots to a win on Friday, June 17, 2022. Photo: Somerset Patriots.

Official Somerset Patriots Press Release:

Manchester, New Hampshire – New York Yankees top prospect Anthony Volpe’s (7) three-run opposite field home run in the top of the ninth inning led the Somerset Patriots (40-21) to a 6-3 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (27-34) on Friday night. It was Somerset’s fifth straight victory.

Somerset got the scoring started in the top of the second with a Josh Breaux (12) two-run blast, plating Volpe and giving the Patriots a 2-0 lead.

New Hampshire rallied for three runs to take a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh. Spencer Horwitz (7) led off the frame with a solo home run, followed by a Phil Clarke sacrifice fly scoring Orelvis Martinez, and a Luis De Los Santos single scoring Will Robertson.

Somerset tied the game at three in the top of the eighth on a Brandon Lockridge base hit, bringing home Elijah Dunham.

Steven Jennings (1-2) earned the win, striking out one in a perfect eighth inning, while Carson Coleman (4) recorded the save, striking out two in a perfect ninth.

Jimmy Burnette (1-2) took the loss, allowing three runs on a hit in one inning of work.

The 2022 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road on Saturday with a 7:05 PM game versus the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Fans can catch all the action on FOX Sports New Jersey 93.5 FM | 1450 AM, the Flagship Station for Patriots Baseball.