WALK-OFF RBI SINGLE BY ROGERS PROPELS BLUEFISH TO VICTORY

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Bridgeport, CT – The Bridgeport Bluefish (19-16, 50-55) defeated the Somerset Patriots (18-20, 53-55) 5-4 in 13 innings Sunday night from Harbor Yard. Shortstop Eddie Rogers laced a RBI walk-off single to left field in the bottom of the 13th inning to propel the Bluefish to victory. These two squads split the four game weekend series.

In the bottom of the first inning the Bluefish plated two runs to take an early 2-0 lead. Third baseman Luis Lopez smacked a RBI single and center fielder James Simmons laced a RBI double.

Designated hitter Jesse Hoorelbeke blasted a towering solo home run (16) in the second inning to cut the deficit in half making the score 2-1.

The Bluefish added a run in the third inning as left fielder Joey Gathright hit into a RBI fielder’s choice.

Bridgeport tacked on a run in the fourth frame as first baseman Willis Otanez collected a RBI via ground expanding the lead to 4-1.

Somerset tied the contest at 4-4 in the top of the fifth inning as right fielder Colin Curtis, shortstop Yunesky Sanchez and first baseman Corey Smith all notched two out RBI consecutive singles.

The winning pitcher was Dan Serafini as he earned his fifth win of the year. Chase Wright suffered his first loss of the season.

The 2012 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Friday, August 24th when they return home to take on the York Revolution. The game includes 15th Anniversary Back To School Folders (1st 1,500 Kids) courtesy of Somerset County Education Association and entertainment from the ZOOperstars. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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