Sugar Land Hold off Bluefish in Season Opener

Sugar Land Skeeters

April 21, 2017 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Sugar Land Skeeters

News Release

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS - The Sugar Land Skeeters opened their 2017 season with a 5-2 win over the Bridgeport Bluefish, Thursday night at Constellation field. It was ring night in Sugar Land as the Skeeters celebrated their first championship in franchise history.

The Skeeters finished the 2016 season winning their last four regular season games and sweeping the playoffs winning six straight to capture their Atlantic League championship.

A 3-run homer by Max Ramierz gave the Skeeters an early 3-0 lead at the bottom of the 1st inning. Following a homerun by Bluefish's Ozney Guillen at the top of the 3rd, the Skeeters answered back with a RBI- double by Andy Wilkins at the bottom of the 5th inning.

At the top of the 8th, Bridgeport tried to make a late game push follow a RBI single by Jose Cuevas, but the Skeeters defense helped hold off a Bluefish rally.

The Skeeters continue their series against Bridgeport tomorrow night at 7:15 p.m. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. Season tickets and special game plans are still available for the 2017 campaign. Purchase your tickets by calling the Skeet box office at 281-240-4487 or visit sugarlandskeeters.com.

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