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Bridgeport, CT – The Bridgeport Bluefish (16-26) defeated the Somerset Patriots (25-16) 5-1 Friday evening from Harbor Yard. This was the series opener of a four game wrap around weekend set. JUNE6thGRAPHIC

In the bottom of the first inning right fielder Denny Almonte slugged a solo home run (3) to give the Bluefish an early 1-0 advantage.

Left fielder Joe Mather pounded a three run home run (1) in the bottom of the third inning to expand Bridgeport’s lead to 4-0.

Bridgeport added a run in the bottom of the fourth inning to expand its lead to 5-0 as center fielder James Simmons tallied a RBI double.

Somerset plated a run in the top of the fifth inning as catcher Damaso Espino blooped a RBI single cutting the deficit to 5-1 which would ultimately be the final score.

Kanekoa Texeira (3-1) earned the run tossing six innings and allowing just one run. Matt Langwell (2-4) suffered the lost hurling five innings while surrendering five runs.

The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Wednesday, June 11th when the Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Lancaster Barnstormers. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit


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