Rumfield RBI Single Scores Victory for Patriots
The Somerset Patriots walked it off on a Sunday afternoon at TD Bank Ballpark, winning 5-4 in extras on T.J. Rumfield’s RBI single. The victory cemented a series victory for the Patriots over the Portland Sea Dogs. The Patriots are now 2.5 games behind Portland for first place in the Eastern League’s East Division.
Rumfield’s game winning hit in the tenth inning was the second time this year the Patriots first baseman won a game on a walk-off. His sac fly against Reading on May 19 delivered a win for the Patriots earlier this year.
T.J. RUMFIELD WITH THE WALK-OFF IN THE 10TH pic.twitter.com/7UqOA0YW0k— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) June 4, 2023
Meanwhile, Austin Wells continues to rake for the Patriots. He went 3-for-5 with a game-tying RBI in the seventh inning. Sunday’ win was Wells’ eighth multi-hit performance of the season and second three-hit game. The Yankees No. 2 prospect now has 6 RBI over his last four games and 26 in 44 games for Somerset this season, good for third on the team.
ALL TIED UP😤— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) June 4, 2023
After a Jasson Dominguez RBI single puts us within one, Austin Wells ties it up at 4️⃣ in the 7th with a knock of his own‼️ pic.twitter.com/Cwv1dH63gO
Trey Sweeney also added a home run, his fourth of the year.
Tanner Myatt got the victory after tossing two shutout innings in relief for Somerset.
The Patriots hit the road, and will visit the Hartford Yard Goats on Tuesday.
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