Eric Wagaman Enjoys Career Night as Patriots Win Seventh Straight
Eric Wagaman blasted two homers and the Somerset Patriots extended their winning streak to seven games with a 6-3 victory over the Altoona Curve at TD Bank Ballpark, Thursday night.
The winning streak, coupled with a pair of losses by the Portland SeaDogs has pushed the Patriots to a 1.5 game lead for first place in the Eastern Division of the Double-A Eastern League.
🚨GO-AHEAD GRAND SLAM🚨— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) June 16, 2023
Eric Wagaman’s second homer of the day puts us on top 6-3 in the 8th🤯 pic.twitter.com/vsNsDs10R3
The Patriots victory came in comeback style. Somerset trailed 3-0 heading toward the bottom of the seventh inning when Wagaman crushed his first homer of the night, a two-run blast to right-center that cut the Curves lead to 3-2.
An inning later, with the bases loaded, Wagaman crushed a pitch over the right field wall for a grand slam homer to push the Patriots in front 6-3.
Wagaman is red hot right now. He is hitting .500 (6-for-12) with seven RBI in his last three games. The multi-homer game was his fourth such performance of his career; the six RBI he knocked in was also the second time he accomplished that feat in his career.
In fact, Wagaman became the first Patriot this season to register six RBI in a single game. He is also the second Patriot to club two dingers in a game this season; the other beign Jeisson Rosario back in April.
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