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LeMahieu Rehabs, Richardson Homers in Offense Powered Friday Night Win

May 17, 2024 - Eastern League (EL)
Somerset Patriots News Release

Somerset Patriots' DJ LeMahieu at bat
Somerset Patriots' DJ LeMahieu at bat
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The Somerset Patriots defeated the Portland Sea Dogs 9-4 on Friday night at TD Bank Ballpark in game four of a six-game series at TD Bank Ballpark. With the win, Somerset moves to .500 on the season, and jumps into third place in the Eastern League's Northeast Division. Friday marked the second time during this week's series with Portland where Somerset registered double-digit hits, and 11th time this season.

RHP Zach Messinger (6 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K) earned his second consecutive win, allowing only 1 ER over 6 IP with 3 K. Over his last four outings since 4/28 @REA, Messinger has posted a 2.12 ERA with 21 K over 21.2 IP.

3B DJ LeMahieu (1-for-2) commenced his second rehab assignment of the season with Somerset on Friday, seeing two at-bats and three innings at 3B. LeMahieu grounded an infield single in the 1st inning to push across the Patriots the first run of the ballgame.

CF Grant Richardson (2-for-5, 2R HR, 3 RBI, 2 R) gave Somerset a 6-2 lead with a two-run blast in the 5thinning for his third homer of the season. Richardson is 4-for-13 with 5 RBI and 3 R in 3 G vs. Portland during this week's series. Richardson's ten multi-hit games this season are second on the team to only Ben Cowles. Over 42 G since his initial Double-A promotion on 8/22/23, Richardson leads all qualified Patriots batters with a .310 BA and .542 SLG, while placing third with 8 HR and 30 RBI.

SS Ben Cowles (2-for-4, RBI, 2 2B, BB) extended the Patriots lead to 4-2 with an RBI double in the 5th inning. Friday marked Cowles team leading 11th multi-hit performance of the season. The Yankees No. 29 prospect extended his on-base streak to 8 G, over which he's 8-for-23 (.347) with 5 RBI, 3 R, and 3 2B. After adding a pair on Friday, Cowles 13 2B this season place 2nd in the Eastern League.

RF Elijah Dunham (2-for-2, R, 2 BB, SB) reached base in all four trips to the plate, adding a stolen base. Over 3 G during this week's series vs. Portland, Dunham is 5-for-9 (.555) with 2 RBI. Over his last 6 G dating back to 5/9 @ALT, Dunham is 8-for-18 (.500) with 4 RBI, 3 R, and 3 BB.

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