Official Somerset Patriots Press Release
Portland, Maine – Sean Boyle (7-4) pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out nine to lead the Somerset Patriots (9-8, 53-33) to a 7-3 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs (12-5, 42-44) on Saturday evening at Hadlock Field.
Boyle scattered just two hits in a game he matched career highs in innings pitched and strikeouts to earn the win.
The Patriots jumped in front in the second on a Mickey Gasper (6) two-run home run.
In the next inning, Elijah Dunham (12) launched a solo home run to make it a 3-0 game.
Max Burt (7) hit Somerset’s third homer of the game in the fifth, a solo shot for a 4-0 advantage.
The Patriots added two more in the seventh on an RBI single by Rodolfo Duran and a sacrifice fly by Gasper.
Burt (8) later hit his second home run of the game in the eighth for a 7-0 lead.
Stephen Scott (8) got Portland on the board in the eight with a two-run shot to right center field.
The Sea Dogs added another run in the ninth on a Christian Koss RBI double for the 7-3 final.
Brian Van Belle (4-2) suffered the loss after he allowed four runs of eight hits in five innings pitched
The 2022 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road on Sunday afternoon with a 1:00 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.