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Skeeters Power Their Way Past 'Fish

Guillen Extends On-Base And Hitting Streaks

                                                                                                                             

(Bridgeport, CT– August 12, 2017) – The Sugar Land Skeeters (16-18, 46-58) defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish (18-18, 59-47) 8-2 at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Saturday night and have now taken two of the first three games in the four-game series. Bridgeport tallied ten hits in the losing effort, marking the 59th time in 106 games played in which they have registered ten or more hits in a single contest.

Bridgeport starting pitcher Brian Gouin (0-1) was tagged with the loss in his Bluefish debut, allowing six runs on ten hits (three home runs) in five and two-thirds innings pitched, walking two and striking out one. Sugar Land starting pitcher Sean Gleason (3-7) picked up the win, giving up two runs on six hits in six innings of work, walking one and striking out two.

Sugar Land took a 3-0 lead against Gouin in the top half of the second inning on back to back home runs from Travis Scott and Kevin Ahrens. The roundtripper by Scott was a two-run shot to right field, with Ahrens following that up with a solo blast to left center. The ‘Fish cut the deficit to 3-1 in the home half of the third versus Gleason on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Welington Dotel that plated Luis Hernandez after he reached base via a triple. The Skeeters went ahead 4-1 in the top of the fourth on a solo home run to left by former Bluefish Santiago Nessy. Bridgeport got to within 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth on a two-out run-scoring base knock from Gustavo Molina that scored Jose Cuevas after he collected his 19th double of the season. That was as close as the Bluefish would get as the visitors plated a pair of insurance runs in the sixth and ninth innings en route to the victory. In his final turn at bat in the bottom of the ninth, Ozney Guillen singled up the middle, extending his hitting streak to nine consecutive games, the longest active streak on the ballclub. Guillen has also now reached base safely in 12 straight games. A Jonathan Galvez hit back in the sixth inning extended his on-base streak to a season-high 22 consecutive games overall. Cuevas led the way for Bridgeport with three hits on the evening. Photo provided courtesy of Kenneth Arrington.

Bridgeport concludes their series with the Sugar Land Skeeters at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Sunday, August 13th. First pitch is scheduled for 1:12 P.M. It will be another Sunday Family Funday in the Park City. Kids can run the bases and Bluefish players will be signing autographs on the main concourse after the game. 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

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 www.atlanticleague.com.

 

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