Bridgewater, NJ- The Bridgeport Bluefish defeated the Somerset Patriots 10-4 at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday night.
Bridgeport jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first on a solo homerun by Luis Lopez (5).
The Bluefish added a run in the third on a sacrifice fly by Lopez to make the score 2-0.
The Patriots got on the board in the bottom of the fourth after Dan DeGeorge led off the inning with a solo homerun to left field. Freddie Bynum then scored on a fielder’s choice by Yunesky Sanchez to even the score at two.
An RBI single by Jeff Nettles in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie and gave Somerset a 3-2 advantage.
The Bluefish wasted no time taking the lead with seven runs in the top of the seventh inning, highlighted by a two run double by Prentice Redman to make the score 9-3.
Bynum drove a solo homerun (2) over the left field wall to lead off the eighth for the Patriots to cut the lead to 9-4.
The Bluefish added a run in the ninth inning on an RBI single by James Simmons for the 10-4 final.
Bridgeport reliever Juan Rincon (1-0) got the win after allowing a run in an inning of work. Patriots reliever Derell McCall (2-4) suffered the loss, allowing seven runs on six hits while retiring two batters.
The 2012 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home on Saturday night at 7:05 pm. The game features a Post Game Fireworks Show and Baseball Caps for the first 1,500 fans courtesy of Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.