The Bluefish took both games of a doubleheader from the Camden Riversharks on Saturday, winning the opening game 5-3 in seven innings, and taking the nightcap 2-1. John Alonso hit a two-run home run, his third of the season, to give Bridgeport the lead in the fourth inning.
Newly-acquired catcher Jobduan Morales also had his first hit and RBI for the ‘Fish, scoring James Simmons for the third run in the fourth inning. However, former Yankees pitcher D.J. Mitchell, who was traded to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Ichiro Suzuki in 2012, was the star in the night game of the doubleheader. He pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, and striking out six to give Bridgeport the win by a score of 2-1.
Nick Van Stratten also had four hits in the doubleheader and extended his on-base streak to a season-high 18 consecutive games overall.
With the doubleheader sweep, the Bluefish have won six consecutive games at home and nine of their last ten overall.
The ‘Fish look for the series sweep at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Sunday against the Camden Riversharks. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.