Three More Hits For Burroughs In Defeat
(Lancaster, PA– August 26, 2016) – The Bridgeport Bluefish (24-23, 54-63) were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers (19-27, 54-62) 6-3 at Clipper Magazine Stadium on Friday night in the opener of a three game weekend series. Bridgeport’s pitching staff allowed four home runs, matching the most given up in a single game which last took place on May 3rd in a 6-5 loss to the York Revolution at PeoplesBank Park in 11 Innings.
Bridgeport Starting Pitcher Ross Seaton (0-3) was tagged with the loss, allowing four runs on six hits in seven innings pitched, striking out seven and surrendering three home runs. Lancaster Starting Pitcher Justin Jackson (2-1) picked up the win, pitching six innings, giving up two runs on five hits, walking and striking out two while tossing a wild pitch. Cory Burns retired the side in order in the top half of the ninth inning for his team-leading 21st save.
Lancaster got on the board quickly in the home half of the first inning, as Caleb Gindl launched a solo home run to right field on the second pitch of the night thrown by Seaton to give the home team a 1-0 advantage. Two batters later, K.C. Hobson blasted a two run shot to right centerfield extending the lead to 3-0. Hobson was at it again in the bottom of the third belting his second big fly in as many at bats which went completely out of Clipper Magazine Stadium which provided Lancaster an early 4-0 cushion. Bridgeport cut the deficit in half in the top of the fifth against Jackson on an RBI single by Sean Burroughs that plated Endy Chavez and a double play groundout off the bat of Weligton Dotel that scored Jose Cuevas and midway through the ballgame the Barnstormers lead was just 4-2. An opposite field solo home run by Angelys Nina in the seventh made it a one-run contest in the Keystone State at 4-3 as Bridgeport began to fight their way back.
Lancaster would look for insurance in the bottom half of the eighth inning, and that was exactly what they would get once again by way of the roundtripper. After an infield single by Gindl, Trayvon Robinson followed with his second extra base hit of the night, a two-run home run to left off Jimmy Patterson, and the boys from the Keystone State had some breathing room upping the lead to 6-3. Burns did the rest erasing all three batters he faced as the Barnstormers kicked off an eight game homestand on a high note. Burroughs led the way for Bridgeport three hits, his tenth multi-hit game in a ‘Fish uniform since his return to the Park City and third three hit game as well. The Bluefish lost tonight’s game, but with Serv Pro IT’S LIKE IT NEVER EVEN HAPPENED because of Serv Pro’s amazing staff and attention to detail. Visit their website at www.servprostamford.com. Photo provided courtesy of Dave Csordas.
The Bluefish return to the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Monday, August 29th to open up a seven game homestand against the York Revolution. First pitch is scheduled for 7:12 P.M. CLICK HERE for tickets.
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