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Bridgeport, CT – The Bridgeport Bluefish (29-35, 55-79) defeated the Somerset Patriots (36-28, 86-48) 6-4 Wednesday afternoon at Harbor Yard in game one of a day-night doubleheader.sept16FINALgm1

In the top of the first inning the Patriots plated three runs to grab a 3-0 lead. Designated hitter Thomas Neal poked a RBI single while first baseman Matt Fields pounded a two run home run (3).

Shortstop Matt Burns sliced a RBI double in the bottom of the second inning to cut the deficit to 3-1.

Bridgeport catapulted in front in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 4-3 advantage.

The Bluefish added a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to make the score 6-3. Third baseman Wilson Batista blasted a home run (4) as did second baseman Juan Martinez (1).

Neal recorded a RBI ground out making the score 6-4 in the top of the seventh inning which would be the final.

Jimmy Patterson earned the win (2-2) in relief. Connor Little (0-1) suffered the loss in relief. Patrick Mincey notched his 25th save.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for Game Three of the First Round Playoff Series on Friday, September 25th at 7:05 p.m. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit


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