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'Fish Hold On To Defeat Bees In Series Opener

Riordan Continues String Of Strong Starts


(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, 28-46) by the score of 5-3, taking the opener of a three-game weekend series.

Bridgeport Starting Pitcher Cory Riordan (7-3) registered for the victory, pitching seven innings while allowing three runs (two earned runs) on six hits. The Connecticut Native also struck out 10 and did not walk a batter. New Britain Starting Pitcher Nick Greenwood (0-2) suffered the loss, surrendering five runs on eight hits (one home run) in just four innings of work, walking two and striking out one.

Riordan, a 2017 Atlantic League All-Star, struck out the side in the top of the first inning and would go five and one-third innings before allowing his first baserunner on a Jamar Walton single in the sixth, 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 to make it 2-0 in favor of the home team, and the ‘Fish would add three more in the fourth inning for a 5-0 cushion on a Jonathan Galvez home run, his tenth of the season and 42nd Run Batted In, both tops on the ballclub, and a two-RBI double off the bat of 2017 Liberty Division All-Star D’Arby Myers.

Riordan would run into trouble in the top of the seventh, as New Britain would scratch out three runs to narrow the gap to 5-3. With a two-run lead in the eighth inning, Bluefish reliever 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 top half of the ninth inning, 2017 Liberty Division All-Star David Carpenter would set down the side in order for his Atlantic League-leading 27th save of the campaign. Tony Abreu led the way for Bridgeport with three hits. Photo provided courtesy of Kenneth Arrington.

The Bluefish and the Bees are at it again Saturday, July 8th, as 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

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 37 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



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