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Freedom Division Shines In All-Star Win At Bridgeport's Harbor Yard

A near sold-out crowd watches the Liberty Division jump out to an early lead in the All-Start Game at Bridgeport's Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Photo Credit: John Haffey
Fans file into the ballpark. Photo Credit: John Haffey
The weather remained dry, making for a beautiful evening at the ballpark. Photo Credit: John Haffey
The Freedom Division celebrates its All-Star Game win. Photo Credit: John Haffey
Sugarland Skeeters catcher Travis Scott accepts the game's MVP award for his two-RBI night. Photo Credit: John Haffey

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Freedom Division outlasted the Liberty Division, 5-1, in this year's Atlantic League All-Star game, played Wednesday night at Bridgeport's Ballpark At Harbor Yard.

The Liberty Division jumped out to an early lead in the first inning on an RBI single by Bluefish outfielder  Wellington Dotel.

Runs remained at a premium, however, until the top of the eighth inning, when Sugarland Skeeter catcher Travis Scott delivered a two-run double to give the Liberty Division the lead for good and earning him the game's MVP award.

Six Bluefish players were named to the Liberty roster and were coached by their manager, Ricky VanAsselberg.

The 18th annual game was played with baseballs held together with red and blue stitching, the first time since the 1930s that a professional league of any kind has deviated from the traditional red lacing. The game's first pitch is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame to commemorate the landmark event.

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