Bridgeport, CT - The Bridgeport Bluefish defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 13-12 in Wednesday night’s game at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
Bridgeport had their hands full with the league’s best team. After the ‘Fish dropped a four spot off of Sugar Land starter Greg Aquino in the second inning, the Skeeters responded with runs in the third, fourth and fifth inning to go ahead 6-4.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Bridgeport put five runs on the board with the last three coming off of the bat of Yusuf Carter who bombed a three run homerun to put the ‘Fish up 9-6. Bridgeport struggled to get out of the seventh inning as the Skeeters added six runs to their total to go head 12-9.
In the bottom of the seventh with two outs, Carter was at it again with a double that was followed by an RBI single from Eddie Rogers; that brought the score to 12-10. In the home half off the eighth inning, Bridgeport got the runs they needed off of Roberto Giron (4-3). James Simmons hit a moon shot to left field with two runners on and two outs that gave Bridgeport the final runs for the win.
Giron took the loss giving up three runs on three hits in that inning, Ruddy Lugo (5-2) got the win as he finished that seventh inning and the eighth inning giving up just one hit and striking out one.
Both starters didn’t factor in the decision as Keith Bilodeau went four and two third innings allowing six runs on six hits. Greg Aquino went four and one third inning allowing nine runs (seven earned) on eight hits.
The ‘Fish belted out 14 hits with three members of Bridgeport having three hits. Eddie Rogers went 3-for-4 with two RBI, Alexis Gomez had a 3-for-4 night with three runs scored and Yusuf Carter had three hits, two being doubles and one being a homerun and adding five RBI to his total.
The two teams will face off again Thursday evening as Bridgeport looks to sweep the league’s best team, with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard Ticket Office, by calling (203) 210-BLUE or visiting www.bridgeportbluefish.com.
The Bridgeport Bluefish are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. For further information, call 203-210-BLUE (2583) or visit the brand new BridgeportBluefish.com.