Bluefish Fall in DoubleheaderJune 2, 2012 - Atlantic League (AtL) Bridgeport Bluefish
In the first game of the doubleheader, University of Bridgeport alum Peter Barrows drove in his first run as a member of the Bluefish. The single to leftcenter in the second allowed Eddie Rogers to come to the plate and give Bridgeport a 2-1 lead. Before Barrows' base hit, Eddie Rogers doubled home Brock Peterson after the first baseman collected an extra-base hit. Peterson wound up with two hits in the opener including a solo drive to leftcenter in the fourth. It was his sixth homer of the year and third straight game with a shot.
Paco Figueroa gave Southern Maryland an early lead with a solo shot to left in the first to give Southern Maryland a 1-0 lead. He also contributed a two-run double to left in the second which helped lead to a three-run inning and a three-RBI day. Casey Benjamin served a single to center in the second to account for the only other run for the home team.
Bridgeport starter, Isaac Hess (2-3) suffered the loss in the first game as the Bluefish southpaw worked five-and-a-third innings and allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while fanning eight. Jonah Bayliss gave up a hit out of the bullpen and struck out two in recording two outs without allowing a run. Matt Vasquez tossed a complete game as the righthanded starter allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out seven.
Prentice Redman picked up a walk in the first inning of the first game and increased his on-base streak to 33 consecutive contests with a walk in the first; but the outfielder also had a solo drive in the fourth of the second contest. His fourth homer of the year gave Bridgeport the lead. It was only one of three hits in the finale. The other two came from James Simmons, who made his debut for the Bluefish, and Luis Lopez.
In the fifth, though, Southern Maryland responded with three runs. Figueroa finished with five hits on the day as he served an RBI single to left and scored on a go-ahead two-run homer to left by Richard Giannotti.
Tobi Stoner (1-5) pitched a complete game in the losing effort for the road side. He allowed three runs on four hits and a walk while fanning six. Dan Reichert (3-0) countered with a complete game by throwing seven innings of one run, three hit, two walk and seven strikeout baseball.
Bridgeport finishes a three-game series against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Sunday. Bridgeport starter, Gilbert De La Vara (2-2, 5.52 ERA), heads to the mound for Bridgeport against Southern Maryland's Rayner Oliveros (2-1, 4.77 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. Bluefish fans can listen to the game on bridgeportbluefish.com. The voice of the Bridgeport Bluefish, Perry Miles, will have the call of the action. The pre-game show airs twenty minutes before each first pitch.
Individual tickets are available at the Box Office, online at www.bridgeportbluefish.com, or by calling (203) 345-4800. Fans can book a luxury suite, group outing, picnic, or birthday party by talking to a sales representative at (203) 345-4800.
The Bridgeport Bluefish Professional Baseball Club, a charter team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, plays its home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, located off Exit 27 of I-95 on the corner of Broad Street and South Frontage Road in Bridgeport. 2012 group outings and individual tickets are available by calling 203-345-4800. Visit the Bluefish online at www.bridgeportbluefish.com .
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