Ben Rice Pours It On Bay Sox Before Storms Settle 6-0 Shutout
While he has only been here less than a week, Ben Rice is making a huge impact on the Somerset Patriots lineup.
The 24-year old poured it on with a home run and four RBI, as the Patriots blanked the Bowie Bay Sox 6-0 before heavy rains and thunderstorms vanquished the area, ending the game after six innings of play.
Before Rice made his presence felt, Trey Sweeney put the Yankees Double-A affiliate on the board with a line drive solo homer to right, his 13th dinger of the year, to put Somerset up 1-0.
Rice, Rice Baby! Ben Rice extended our lead to 2-0 with an RBI-single!🔥— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) July 25, 2023
In four games since being promoted to Somerset, Ben Rice is 9-for-15 with 7 RBI, 4 R and 2 HR. pic.twitter.com/mBJeyUpt7m
Rice then joined the party in the fourth. His RBI single to center scored Mickey Gasper to make it 2-0. An inning later, he corked a three-run homer to right to make it 6-0. The home run was Rice’s third since getting called up a week ago. He already has 10 RBI, and is hitting an astounding .558.
BEN. RICE. Are you kidding?!😱— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) July 25, 2023
After an Elijah Dunham sac-fly, Ben Rice hits his third homer in four Double-A games to give us a 6-0 lead entering the sixth inning! pic.twitter.com/3gpSUUBW8o
Blane Abeyta was excellent on the mound for Somerset. The righty struck out three over six shutout innings to improve his overall record to 6-4.
The Patriots and Bay Sox keep it going tomorrow night. Wednesday night is also Anthony Volpe bobblehead night.
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