Bridgeport, CT – The Bridgeport Bluefish (6-5, 28-53) salvaged the series finale against the Somerset Patriots (6-5, 52-28) by winning 7-6 Sunday afternoon from Harbor Yard.
Bridgeport grabbed a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning as shortstop Mike Richard sliced a RBI single and right fielder Prentice Redman slugged a RBI double.
The Bluefish plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 4-1 lead. Catcher Luis Rodriguez stroked a RBI single while Richard drove home a run via a fielder’s choice.
Left fielder Casper Wells belted a RBI double in the bottom of the fourth inning to expand the Bluefish lead to 5-1.
The Patriots scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning to cut the deficit to 5-4. Center fielder Jonny Tucker drilled a two RBI double while designated hitter Daryle Ward socked a RBI double.
Redman drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the fifth inning to increase the Bluefish lead to 6-4.
Third baseman Corey Smith ripped a RBI single in the top of the seventh inning to cut the deficit to 6-5.
Redman blooped a RBI single in the ensuing half inning to up the Bluefish lead to 7-5.
Pinch hitter Damaso Espino stroked a RBI single in the top of the ninth inning to make the score 7-6 which would be the final.
Hunter Jones (5-7) earned the win tossing 6.2 innings allowing five runs on nine hits. Matt Zielinski (7-4) suffered the loss hurling four innings while surrendering five runs on four walks. Winston Abreu earned the save (15) as he pitched the ninth inning.
The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Thursday, July 24th when the Patriots return home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the York Revolution. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.
BLUEFISH EDGE PATRIOTS 7-6