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Rosario’s Ninth Inning Blast Provides Heroics in Fourth Straight Win

Late Homers Lead Patriots to Victory

September 9, 2022 – Eastern League (EL)Somerset Patriots News Release

Randy Vasquez of the Somerset Patriots
Randy Vasquez of the Somerset Patriots
(Somerset Patriots)

Hartford, Connecticut – The Somerset Patriots (80-48) won their fourth straight game vs. the Hartford Yard Goats (72-57) on Friday night, behind a go-ahead ninth inning home run from Jeisson Rosario.

It was the second straight night that Somerset took the lead in a tie game in the top of the ninth inning, as Rosario blasted his career-high ninth long ball of the season.

Max Burt supplied the Patriots with their first run of the game on an RBI-single in the fifth inning that scored Jesus Bastidas to give the Patriots a 1-0 lead.

Hartford scratched out one run in the next half-inning off of Patriots starter Randy Vasquez, who allowed the game’s only run over six innings.

Aaron Mcgarity (3-0) earned the win, pitching two scoreless innings in relief of Vasquez, while Carson Coleman locked down his Yankees MiLB leading 19th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning.

Somerset’s fourth straight win over Hartford secures the team’s 14th series win of the season and vaults the Patriots to a season-best 32 games over .500 with the best record in all of Double-A baseball at 80-48.

The 2022 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on Friday night in Hartford with a 6:05 p.m. first pitch at Dunkin Donuts Park.

Yankees No. 9 prospect RHP Clayton Beeter will get the start for Somerset opposite Yard Goats RHP Noah Gotsis.

Fans can follow the action live as Steven Cusumano calls the play-by-play on and FOX Sports New Jersey 93.5 FM | 1450 AM, the Flagship Station for Patriots Baseball, with pregame coverage beginning at 5:50 p.m.

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