Bluefish acquire Hiscock

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Stephen Hiscock
Stephen Hiscock

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Bluefish acquired Naugatuck High School graduate Stephen Hiscock this month from the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the American Association.

Hiscock, along with fellow pitcher James Parr, were acquired from the RailCats for two players to be named later or future considerations, according to a press release.

“James and Stephen will both add depth to our pitching staff,” said Bluefish manager Willie Upshaw in a press release. “We look forward to their contributions as we finish out our season.”

Hiscock comes to Bridgeport for his first season in the Atlantic League. Hiscock was originally signed by the Tampa Bay Rays as an undrafted free agent in 2010 out of Rollins College in Florida. He spent two seasons in the Rays’ minor league system as a reliever.

Hiscock has spent the past three seasons with the RailCats. He went 10-6 in 23 starts with a 4.53 ERA, two complete games, one shutout and 105 strikeouts in a career-high 147 innings pitched, this season.

Hiscock made his debut for the ‘Fish Sept. 6 on the road against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. He took the loss in a 6-1 game and allowed six runs, eight hits and five earned runs in six innings pitched. Play was stopped after the sixth inning due to heavy rains, according to the Bluefish’s website

Hiscock is scheduled to start Saturday in Bridgeport versus the Blue Crabs. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.bridgeportbluefish.com.