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    Patriots Let Early Lead Slip Away in Loss to Rumble Ponies

    By Steven Cusumano,

    2024-06-12

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    RHP Bailey Dees (5 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 9 K) did not receive a decision, striking out nine in 5 IP. Dees matched a career-high with 9 K for the second consecutive start.

    Credits: Somerset Patriots

    BINGHAMTON, NY - The Somerset Patriots let an early 3-0 lead slip away as they fell to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 6-3 in game one of a six-game series on Tuesday night at Mirabito Stadium.

    RHP Bailey Dees (5 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 9 K) did not receive a decision, striking out nine in 5 IP. Dees matched a career-high with 9 K for the second consecutive start. Over his last 11 starts excluding his first start of the 2024 season and dating back to 4/13 @ NH, Dees has posted a 2.58 ERA with 65 K in 59.1 IP and a 1.11 WHIP. Tuesday marked Dees’s 7th start this season in which he surrendered 1 ER or less. Dees becomes the first Patriots pitcher to record three 9+ K performances this season. The right-hander ranks among Eastern League leaders with 68 K (T-5th) and 62.2 IP (T-4th).

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    RF Grant Richardson (1-for-4, RBI, 2B) extended Somerset’s lead to 3-0 with an RBI double in the 3rd inning. Richardson’s 25 RBI rank 5th on the team despite only having played in 43 of the Patriots 58 games. Richardson’s 14 2B this season mark the 2nd most on the team and are a career-high for Richardson, breaking his previous high of 13 in 90 games last season. Richardson has recorded a hit in his last three games and has reached safely in each of his last six games.

    SS Ben Cowles (2-for-4) recorded his team-leading 17th multi-hit performance of the season. Cowles has hit safely in 6 of his last 7 contests. The Yankees No. 29 prospect ranks among the Eastern League leaders with a .315 AVG (2nd), .385 OBP (8th), .505 SLG (5th), .890 OPS (5th), 63 H (2nd), 20 2B (2nd), 27 XBH (1st), and 101 TB (4th).

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