Wild Win Backed By Eight-Run Inning, Wells Grand Slam
Bridgewater, New Jersey – The Somerset Patriots (73-46) used an eight-run fourth inning and a grand slam by Austin Wells to top the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (52-68) by a score of 8-1 on Sunday afternoon. The Yankees No. 4 prospect, Wells hit his career-high 17th home run of the
Bridgewater, New Jersey – The Somerset Patriots (73-46) used an eight-run fourth inning and a grand slam by Austin Wells to top the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (52-68) by a score of 8-1 on Sunday afternoon.
The Yankees No. 4 prospect, Wells hit his career-high 17th home run of the season and his ninth with the Patriots to cap Somerset's eight-run onslaught with a grand slam.
The grand slam ensured that Wells has homered in back-to-back games. Dating back to last Sunday, over his last seven games, Wells has collected 14 RBIs.
Wells, that was GRAND!@Yankees No. 4 prospect Austin Wells crushes a grand slam for his 9th home run for Somerset. #PatriotsInPinstripes #RepBX pic.twitter.com/WSMcUs7BQy— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) August 28, 2022
Somerset's 11-batter, eight-run fourth inning began with Andres Chaparro smacking the second of his two doubles on the day. Rodolfo Duran was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to give them their first run.
Eric Wagaman then reached on an error that brought home two more Patriots runs. Max Burt was also hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to give the Patriots a 4-0 lead, prior to Wells' grand slam.
Burt replaced Everson Pereira in the game, after Pereira fouled a pitch off his foot in the third inning and later departed. Anthony Volpe was also ejected in the game by home plate umpire Sean Cassidy, after striking out in the first inning. He was replaced by Oliver Dunn.
The Patriots' 73rd win of the season advances their record to 73-46, besting their mark of 72-47 in 2021, the team's inaugural season as the Yankees' Double-A affiliate.
The 2022 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on Tuesday night, when a two-week road trip commences, beginning in Binghamton with a 6:35 p.m. first pitch at Mirabito Stadium.
Fans can follow the action live as Steven Cusumano calls the play-by-play on MiLB.tv and FOX Sports New Jersey 93.5 FM | 1450 AM, the Flagship Station for Patriots Baseball, with pregame coverage beginning at 6:20 p.m.
About the Somerset Patriots
The Somerset Patriots are the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate and develop today’s top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for MLB’s winningest team. The Patriots compete in the Double-A Eastern League and play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, where fans of all ages and levels of baseball fandom get to enjoy the unique experience that is minor league baseball.