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July 22

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Fish Drown Road Warriors in Washout 11-2 (7/22)

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Bridgeport, CT--July 22, 2006

Saturday night's game, which was scheduled to start at 7:05, got underway at 7:55 after scattered showers had dispersed. T.J. Mathews (9-3) got the start for the Bluefish, allowing two runs on eight hits through seven innings of work in the 11-2 Bluefish victory. Mathews struck out 12 Road Warriors, which ties an All-Time high for strikeouts in a game by a Bluefish pitcher.

Steve Hine, who currently leads the Atlantic League in batting average (.344) and also holds a 17 game hitting streak, lead off Saturday's game with a triple and then a run scored after a Deivi Cruz single. Hine also leads the league in doubles with 20. Bluefish cleanup hitter, Barry Wesson came up next and ripped a shot down the third base line that brought home Buzz Hannahan, who was hit by a pitch ealier in the inning. Carlos Rodriguez, who hit a three-run homerun the night before, sent a ball down the third-base line that brought in Hannahan and Wesson.

Angel Espada reached base in the second with no outs then stole second and advanced to third on an overthrow. Espada continued to score on a Cruz ground ball.

The Road Warriors got on the board in the top of the fourth when Bernie Gonzalez and Sandy Aracena hit back to back doubles, Aracena with the RBI. T.J. Mathews then struck out Jason Bryan, David Housel, and Sheldon Fulse to get out of the inning.

Hector Kuilan walked in the bottom of the fourth and Angel Espada reached on a bunt base hit. Both came home when Cruz ripped a base-hit into left field. Barry Wesson then knocked in Hannahan, who walked earlier in the inning.

In the bottom of the eighth with two outs Wesson ripped a solo shot over the left-field fence to put the Bluefish up at a Margin of 11-2. 


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