Sears, Patriots, JP Sears
JP Sears (Photo by Jeff Auger - JSN)

Patriots JP Sears and Diego Castillo Earn League Honors

New York Yankees Double-A affiliate Somerset Patriots infielder Diego Castillo and LHP JP Sears have been named this week’s Double-A Northeast League Player and Pitcher of the Week by Minor League Baseball. 

During the week, which included a six game set against the Reading Fightin’ Phils, the Patriots won four of the matchups.

Castillo Swinging Hot Bat

Castillo hit .500 through five games played with ten hits, including three home runs, three doubles, and four RBI. Castillo’s two-run homer on wednesday night tied the ballgame, and propelled the Patriots to an extra inning victory. 

Sears Shut Out Competition

Sears appeared in two games during the series, one as a starter and one in relief, and did not allow a run over his six innings pitched, striking out ten and allowing only three hits and one walk.

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Eli Fishman is the Minor League Baseball writer for Jersey Sporting News. He has experience writing for sites such as In The Zone and Last Word on Baseball as well as writing for his school paper, The Columbian. Eli is an incoming freshman at Ithaca College and will be majoring in Sports Media.

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