Austin Wells went yard, and Clayton Beeter dominated on the mound once again in front of a sold out crowd at TD Bank Ballpark on a chilly Friday night in Somerset. The Patriots won 2-0, improving to a season best six-games above .500 at 15-9.
Wells provided the fireworks in the eighth inning when he launched a pitch over the right-center field wall for a two-run homer. It was Wells’ first Double-A homer of the season. Wells is hitting at .300 with a homer and four RBI since returning from the IL earlier this week.
AUSTIN WELLS FOR THE LEAD!— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) May 6, 2023
The @Yankees No. 3 prospect launches his first homer of the season in Somerset and it's a BIG ONE! pic.twitter.com/zi3BrlwJPg
Clayton Beeter turned in another impressive outing, tossing six shutout innings. He struck out 11 batters, yielding only a walk and three hits. His ERA lowers to 1.35.
Steve Jennings got the win, his second of the year, with two shutout innings in relief. Tanner Myatt notched the save.
The 6,959 sold tickets was the largest crowd of the season thus far.