(Bridgeport, CT; July 16, 2015) The Blue Crabs and Bluefish finished their four game set with a doubleheader on Thursday. The first game was a reschedule from a rainout on Tuesday, July 14. Coming into the day’s action the two teams had split their prior two games, but Bridgeport took the best of four game set with a sweep of the two seven inning games by scores of 2-0 and 6-3.
Game one was pitching duel from start to finish as starters Jake Hale for Southern Maryland and Kameron Loe for Bridgeport both went the distance in the seven inning contest. Jake Hale allowed two runs in the first inning off a John Alonso double. Hale allowed five hits and strikeout four in the six innings he pitched. Kameron Loe twirled a one hit shutout, going seven innings, striking out six, walking zero and allowing a single to Jake Opitz in the fifth.
Game two had more promise for the Blue Crabs as the offence came alive early. Anthony Vega, batting leadoff, started the game by reaching first on a throwing error. Two batters later, Gustavo Molina clubbed his team leading tenth homerun on the season to the left center putting the Crabs’ up 2-0 early.
Bridgeport followed that with two runs of their own off of Southern Maryland’s Brian Burres in the bottom of the first after a throwing error allowing leadoff batter Josh Prince to reach. Prince scored later on a Wellington Dotel single with two on. The score was evened at two a team with a John Alonso single.
The Blue Crabs re-claimed the lead in the fourth after Zach Wilson scored from second on a Gustavo Molina single. However, the Bluefish had the final say in the game as the sixth gave way to four unanswered runs. Cody Eppley came in for relief of Brian Burres to pitch the sixth. Bridgeport managed four hits and four funs thanks to an Andres Rodriguez sac fly with runners on second and third with one out, a Luis Al. Rodriguez single, and a Matt Wessinger two run double. Cody Eppley was the losing pitcher of record, while Sam Gervacio earned the win.
This was the conclusion of a seven game road trip for the Blue Crabs to open the second half; they come home for seven games and in first place by a half of a game over Lancaster with a 4-3 record. Southern Maryland will take on Camden for three games and Bridgeport for four. Scheduled starters will be announced tomorrow.