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Skeeters Salvage Finale Over 'Fish

Nessy Goes Yard In The Losing Effort


(Bridgeport, CT– September 7, 2017) – The Sugar Land Skeeters (30-30, 60-70) defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish (30-31, 71-60) 4-2 at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Thursday afternoon to salvage the finale of a three-game midweek series in the Park City. The Bluefish close out their seven-game homestand with a 5-2 record, and now embark on their final road trip of the 2017 regular season which will take them to Long Island and Sugar Land for a six-game swing that begins tomorrow night at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, New York.

Bridgeport starting pitcher Rainy Lara (9-10) was tagged with the loss, surrendering four runs (two earned runs) on seven hits (one home run) in six innings pitched, walking two and striking out four along with a wild pitch thrown, notching his 11th quality start in the process, tying him for the club lead in that category. Sugar Land starting pitcher Brett Marshall (9-7) earned the win, allowing one run on three hits across six innings on the mound, walking two and striking out four while tossing a wild pitch. Felipe Paulino fired a scoreless inning of relief out the Skeeters bullpen for his 13th save of the season.

Sugar Land took an immediate 1-0 lead in the top half of the first inning when Josh Prince hustled down the line from third base to score the game’s first run on a passed ball thrown by Lara that got away from Bridgeport catcher Santiago Nessy with two men out. The visitors made it 3-0 in their favor in the top of the third on a pair of run-scoring singles from Prince and Wilfredo Rodriguez. Sugar Land extended the lead to 4-0 in the top of the fifth when Dickie Thon launched a solo home run to left off Lara with one down. Bridgeport cut the deficit to 4-1 in the home half of fifth as Angelys Nina plated Welington Dotel by way of a groundout after Dotel led off the frame with a base knock. Santiago Nessy’s solo blast to straightaway centerfield in the bottom of the seventh against Skeeters reliever Zech Zincola got the ‘Fish to within a pair of runs at 4-2, but that was as close as the home team would get as Julio DePaula and Paulino allowed just one baserunner in seven batters faced to preserve the victory for the reigning Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Champions. Dotel, Nessy, Nina, 2017 Liberty Division All-Star D’Arby Myers and Jose Cuevas each had one of the five overall hits in the matinee affair for the Bluefish. Photo provided courtesy of Kenneth Arrington.

Bridgeport returns to The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Friday, September 15th when they welcome in the 2017 First Half Liberty Division Champion Somerset Patriots for a three-game season-ending weekend series. Come support the fight against Breast Cancer as part of Pink in the Park presented by the Cancer Coach Foundation. The first 500 fans in attendance on the last Freebie Friday will receive our commemorative 20th Anniversary Logo Pin! 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

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