Elijah Dunham homered in the Patriots 10-8 loss to Portland, Tuesday night, July 12, 2022. Photo: Somerset Patriots.


Portland, Maine – The Somerset Patriots (6-7, 50-32) fell to the Portland Sea Dogs (11-2, 41-41) by a score of 10-8 in a late inning thriller on Tuesday night at Hadlock Field.

Somerset jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an Elijah Dunham (11) two-run blast.

Portland retaliated with a run in the bottom of the second on a David Hamilton RBI groundout, scoring Izzy Wilson.

Blake Perkins added a run in the third, bringing home Brandon Lockridge on an RBI groundout to make the score 3-1.

Dunham extended the Patriots lead in the top of the fourth with a two-run double, before coming home on a wild pitch to give Somerset a 6-1 lead.

Portland got two runs back in the bottom of the frame on a Wilson (4) two-run home run, cutting the deficit to 6-3.

The Sea Dogs continued their comeback when Elih Marrero (2) crushed a two-run home run in the fifth, followed later in the inning by a Wilson RBI single to tie the game at six.

Portland took the lead in the seventh when Marrero scored on a wild pitch, before Wil Dalton (5) added another run in the eighth on a solo home run to give the SeaDogs an 8-6 lead.

Down to Somerset’s final out, trailing by two-runs, Perkins laced a two-run double to tie the ballgame at eight in the top of the ninth inning.

Wilson (5) then ended the night with a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth.

Oddanier Mosqueda (4-1) earned the win for Portland, allowing two runs on three hits in an inning of relief. Barrett Loseke (6-2) took the loss for Somerset, allowing three runs on two hits over 1.2 innings.

The 2022 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road on Wednesday night with a 6:00 PM game versus the Portland Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field. Fans can catch all the action on FOX Sports New Jersey 93.5 FM | 1450 AM, the Flagship Station for Patriots Baseball.