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Luis Severino was all smiles in the Somerset Patriots dugout, Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Photo: Somerset Patriots.

Luis Severino was happy to be back on the mound.

“I just wanted to leave the way I came: healthy,” Severino said following his outing with the Patriots on Tuesday against the Reading Fightin’ Phils, a game the Patriots won 14-10.

Severino gave up only two runs on six hits over 3.1 innings of work. He threw 58 pitches, and told reporters afterwards that he felt good. The next question is how much longer will he need to rehab before re-joining the Yankees rotation?

Severino has yet to pitch in the Major’s this season.

“I am really excited to get back and help my team up there. You want to be out there competing. The important thing is to be healthy and be back out there,” Severino added.

As for the game itself, it was a wild one. Four Somerset hitters finished with multi-hit performances. Austin Wells led the charge with three hits and four RBI, including a home run in the fifth.

“I really like him,” Severino said of Wells. “He’s really good behind the plate.”

After the Phils took a 6-5 lead on three consecutive home runs in the top of the sixth inning, the Patriots responded with a RBI ground out by Trey Sweeney to tie it, and a solo blast by the Martian, Jasson Dominguez to put the Pats back in front 7-6.

The Phils later tied the game in the top of the seventh on a Oliver Dunn double, and took the lead back, 8-7, McCarthy Tatum’s RBI fielder’s choice.

In the bottom half of the seventh, the Patriots exploded for seven runs. Tyler Hardman hit a solo blast; Trey Sweeney; Dominguez, and Everson Pierera all drove in runs as the Patriots expanded its lead to 13-8.

The Patriots and Phils continue their series tomorrow afternoon from TD Bank Ballpark.

5 Fun Things To Do On Your Birthday In Somerset

If you’re like me then you love your birthday and birthdays in general. No matter what you’ll want to celebrate and of course, have something special planned.

Whether you’re looking to do something with just the family or maybe planning to hit send on that mass text to your friends, there are several local things to do that you may want to consider.

Somerset County has an array of activities and businesses for you to check out to make your birthday unforgettable.

Our list below highlights 5 of our favorite things but this is just the start of the deep dive into birthday fun in the area.

Scroll below to see 5 ways to celebrate your birthday this year in Somerset.