Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bridgeport Bluefish fall to Sugar Land Skeeters in 3-0 shutout

By Robert H Kelly
Photo by Darla S Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
Copyright 2016, All Rights Reserved.
Copyright 2016 TexSport Publications

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (May 22, 2016) The Sugar Land Skeeters scored three runs on seven hits as they shutout the Bridgeport Bluefish by the score of 3-0 at Constellation Field in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land, Texas on Sunday, May 22, 2016. With the win, the Skeeters go to 17-14 in 2016 and take a one-half game lead in the Atlantic League Freedom Division. The Bluefish drop to 10-20 and remain in the cellar of the Liberty Division. 

The Skeeters got on the scoreboard first in the second inning when third baseman Patrick Palmeiro connected on a 2-2 pitch for a single and an extra base; sending home first baseman Johan Limonta from second base. The hit was Palmeiro’s ninth of the season and his sixth RBI of 2016. Sugar Land extended their lead with runs in the fourth and fifth innings on hits and RBIs by shortstop Beamer Weems and left fielder Jeremy Barfield. The fifth inning RBI by Barfield was his tenth of the season and the ninth in the last seven games. Sugar Land starting pitcher Bryan Morgano received the win, throwing five complete innings while facing 19 batters and striking out four. The left-hander raised his season record to 2-3 on six starts in 2016.

Sugar Land will next hit the road for a seven-game road trip prior to returning home to face the New Britain Bees on Tuesday, May 31. They will play the Somerset Patriots on May 24-26 in a three-game series; closing out the road trip with a four-game series versus the Lancaster Barnstormers on May 27-30. The series against the Bees will be a short three-game home stand on May 31-June 2. On June 3, the Skeeters begin a three-game series against the Long Island Ducks on the road.

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