2022: What A Year In Somerset!

October 1, 2022

Bridgewater, New Jersey – The 2022 Somerset Patriots season was a blockbuster with a championship ending made for Hollywood. Record-breaking performances on the field, combined with unprecedented excitement for the team and organization, made 2022 one that won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

THE SOMERSET PATRIOTS ARE 2022 EASTERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS BY WAY OF A NO-HITTER 15-0 SHUTOUT!!!🏆 pic.twitter.com/jjwe2wf0my

The Patriots won their first Eastern League Championship as the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate in their second season as part of the organization.

After dropping the first game of the series on the road against the Erie SeaWolves (Detroit Tigers), Somerset was dominant at home, winning back-to-back games to clinch the title.

In the decisive Game 3, RHP Randy Vasquez and RHP Carson Coleman combined for a no-hitter with C Austin Wells in a 15-0 route. Vasquez, the Yankees No. 15 prospect, pitched eight innings and struck out eight in one of the most masterful performances fans will see in a postseason outing.

Yankees top outfield prospect Jasson Dominguez (No. 2) hit home runs, one from each side of the plate, and drove in six runs to lead the way. During an impressive postseason, “The Martian” went 9-for-20 with three home runs and ten RBIs.

In Somerset’s five-game postseason, Dominguez led the Patriots in just about every offensive category, including BA (.450), OBP (.560), SLG (.950), OPS (1.510), RBI (10), R (7), BB (5) and HR (3).

After 15 postseason appearances and six championships as an independent club, 2022 marked Somerset’s first as an affiliated MiLB team.

The Patriots swept the Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox) in the best-of-three Eastern League Divisional Series. The series began in Portland with the Patriots establishing their postseason offensive dominance with an eight-run fourth inning to win Game 1.

Yankees No. 27 prospect OF Brandon Lockridge’s walk-off single in the 10th inning of Game 2 in Bridgewater advanced Somerset to the Championship Series.