Somerset adds 2015 Championship Series MVP Merritt
The Somerset Patriots and Long Island Ducks series just got a little more interesting.
Somerset announced the signing of 2015 Championship series MVP left-handed pitcher Roy Merritt, per release.
✍ | 👀 who is back in Somerset! None other than 2015 Championship Series MVP Roy Merritt has signed with the Patriots and is expected to start tonight's game.
— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) July 27, 2019
His first stint with the Patriots lasted from 2012-2015.
The southpaw hurled a complete game shutout in a pivotal game five against none other than the Ducks. The Patriots would defeat the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in 2015 en route to a sixth Atlantic League title.
FINAL: Roy Merritt completes the shutout, & the @SOMPatriots win the game 4-0 & the series 3-2. Congrats to the Patriots organization
— Long Island Ducks (@LIDucks) September 27, 2015
In the postseason, Merritt is 3-0 with a 0.40 ERA.
Merritt began the 2019 campaign tossing for the Sugar Land Skeeters and appeared in 11 games posting a 3.70 ERA in 56 innings.
The Houston, Texas native is expected to be on the mound tonight for the middle of Somerset’s three-game series against Long Island.
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