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'Fish Victorious in Spring Training Opener

Bluefish defeat Ducks


(Bridgeport, Conn. – April 13, 2017) – Two home runs lifted the Bridgeport Bluefish over the Long Island Ducks in their Spring Training home opener on Thursday morning at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard by a score of 4-2. Bluefish pitcher Zac Grotz got the win after pitching one inning and allowing one hit. 2016 Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year Jonathan Albaladejo started the game for the Bluefish, allowing just two runs in three innings. Ducks pitcher Tyler Wilson suffered the loss after pitching two innings and allowing two runs on two hits, while striking out four.

Long Island took an early lead in the first inning when Ducks centerfielder Delta Cleary Jr. singled in Fehlandt Lentini to get Long Island on the board. Two batters later, designated hitter Marc Krauss sprinted to second and Cleary Jr. ran home, putting the Ducks up 2-0. Bridgeport found home in the bottom of the second inning when Ozney Guillen ripped a single with a full count, driving in Daniel Fields for the ‘Fish’s first run of the game. A Fields single in the bottom of the fifth inning brought Alberto Callaspo home to tie the game. The game remained tied until Callaspo ripped a home run to open the bottom of the seventh. Yefry Reyes ripped a home run of his own in the eighth inning to seal the win for the Bluefish.

Bridgeport is back in action Monday, April17th when they face off against the Milford Hunters at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. First pitch is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. General Admission tickets can be purchased at the Bluefish Box Office for $5.

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 www.BridgeportBluefish.com.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.

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