July 8, 2017 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Bridgeport Bluefish
(Bridgeport, CT- July 7, 2017) - On Friday Night out at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, The Bridgeport Bluefish (3-2, 44-31) defeated the visiting New Britain Bees (2-2, 26-45) by a score of 5-3, taking the first game of the three-game weekend series.
RHP Cory Riordan (7-3) qualified for the victory, pitching 7 innings while allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits. The CT-Native also struck out 10 and walked none.
Riordan, a 2017 Atlantic League All-Star, struck out the side in the top of the first inning and would go 5 and 1/3 innings before allowing his first baserunner on a Jamar Walton single in the 6th, ending his bid for perfection.
In the bottom of the first, Jose Cuevas and Daniel Fields would each drive in a run with a base hit, and the 'Fish would add three more in the fourth inning, on a Jonathan Galvez homer (10) and a two-RBI double by CF D'Arby Myers.
Riordan would run into trouble in the top of the 7th, as New Britain would scratch out three runs to narrow the score to 5-3.
With a two-run lead in the 8th inning, RHP Elvin Ramirez worked out of a jam by stranding runners at the corners, striking out the potential go-ahead run in Conor Bierfeldt to end the inning and neutralize the threat.
In the 9th inning All-Star Closer David Carpenter would set down the side in order for his Atlantic League-leading 27th save.
The Bluefish and the Bees are at it again tomorrow on July 8th, where the first 500 fans in attendance will receive a President Obama Bobblehead, and all can enjoy the festivities of Bacon Night. It is another Summer Saturday out at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, with first pitch scheduled for 6:12 P.M. CLICK HERE for tickets.
About the Bridgeport Bluefish
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 BridgeportBluefish.com