Somerset Patriots starter Richard Fitts seen here on Opening Night, struck out 10 Binghamton Rumble Ponies up in New York on April 12, 2023.


It was not easy, but the Somerset Patriots found a way to earn a 4-3 victory in Harrisburg on Wednesday afternoon, holding up a brilliant performance by starting pitcher Richard Fitts who earned his first victory as a Patriot.

Somerset carried a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth before Justin Maese served up a three-run homer to Jackson Cluff to widdle down the Somerset lead to a single run. Maese came back to strike out Yasel Antuna and jammed J.T. Arruda into a fly ball to center field.

As for Fitts, he held the Senators to just three hits over six innings of work, with four strikeouts to get his first victory in Somerset.

On the flip side, Everson Pereira drove in a pair on a double in the third inning to make it 2-0. Max Burt later tripled in a run in the sixth.


Eric Wagaman corked his first homer of the year in the top of the ninth, which proved to be the game winner.

The Patriots and Senators continue their series Thursday at 6:35, and you can catch it all here on 93.5 FM 1450 AM, Fox Sports New Jersey.