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Somerset Patriots Clinch Liberty Division First Half Championship


(Bridgewater, N.J., June 28, 2017) - The Somerset Patriots have won the 2017 Liberty Division First Half Championship with Wednesday night’s win over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.

By winning the First Half Title, the Somerset Patriots have clinched a playoff berth and will make their fifth straight post-season appearance under manager Brett Jodie.

The Somerset Patriots have an Atlantic League best 41-25 record as the first half winds down this coming Sunday.

Entering Wednesday’s game with a Magic Number of 2, Somerset’s win and the Bridgeport Bluefish’s loss, have given the Patriots their entrance into the post-season. The Patriots held the tie-breaker over the Bluefish, winning the first half matchup 6-4.

The Half Championship is Somerset’s seventh First Half Championship and 18th overall.

Information about 2017 Playoff Tickets and packages will be announced after the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Tickets to the 2017 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford, which includes the team’s 20th Anniversary, are on sale now. TD Bank Ballpark will be the host of the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game presented by RWJBarnabas Health and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey on Wednesday, July 12th. For more information, stop by the ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

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