SKELTON, MADDOX HOMER AS BEES CLINCH SERIES VICTORY
In 140 Characters or Less: Rosa plates 4, Skelton & Maddox each homer as Bees secure series victory over Barnstormers with 13-9 win #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When… Kevin Munson committed a throwing error in the bottom of the 5th inning when Yusuke Kajimoto hit a ground ball back to him with 2 runners on base. Munson would send his throw down the right field line, allowing Jon Griffin and Jamar Walton to both score and add 2 key insurance runs for New Britain, who led 11-8 after that play.
Pitchers of Record: W: Casey Coleman (1-2) | L: Scott Sebald (0-1)
Player(s) of the Game: Jovan Rosa (New Britain) – 2-5, 2B, 4 RBI | Craig Maddox (New Britain) – 2-5, HR, 3 RBI | Beau Amaral (Lancaster) – 2-5, 3 RBI, SB
Next Game: Friday, September 8th, 5:35 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – Sugar Land Skeeters (30-30, 60-70) vs. New Britain Bees (26-33, 52-77)
Starting Pitchers –
Game 1: New Britain: RHP Brian Dupra (4-9, 7.32) | Sugar Land: RHP Bobby Blevins (6-7, 5.01)
Game 2: New Britain: RHP Nate Roe (5-6, 4.08) | Sugar Land: RHP Patrick Mincey (0-0, 0.00
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PROMOTIONS: The New Britain Bees have partnered with Houston Astros outfielder George Springer, Siracusa Moving and Storage, A1 Automotive Repair, the Connecticut Blue Jays AAU Travel Team, and Premier Limousine to collect donations for Hurricane Harvey relief. Tomorrow from 1:00 – 5:00 P.M., donations will be collected and packed on trucks at New Britain Stadium. The trucks will head to Houston following the event. All those who donate to the relief efforts will receive a voucher to tomorrow’s Bees doubleheader against the Skeeters and 10% off a ride from Premier Limousine.
Tomorrow night’s doubleheader against Sugar Land is the last Fat Tire Friday and Foul Pole Friday of the season. Fans in attendance can sign up to win weekly giveaways courtesy of Fat Tire! For the past winners of Fat Tire Friday giveaways, the grand prize winner of the Authentic Detroit New Belgium cruiser bike will be drawn at the game! If a designated Bees player hits a home run off of either foul pole, one lucky fan will take home $50,000 as part of Foul Pole Friday!
Bees Buzz: James Skelton led off the bottom of the 1st inning with a home run, his 4th leadoff home run of the season…Jovan Rosa tallied 4 RBI in tonight’s game, his first 4 RBI game since May 28 last season against Long Island when he hit a grand slam…Michael Crouse hit his league leading 8th triple in the bottom of the 1st inning of tonight’s game…Craig Maddox hit his 5th home run of the week in the bottom of the 1st inning with a 2 run home run…New Britain outfielders recorded 3 assists through the first 4 innings of tonight’s game…The Bees scored 5 runs in the 4th inning, which ties their season high for most runs scored in an inning, set several other times…James Skelton drew his 91st and 92nd walks of the season tonight. He is now 9 walks away from tying the Atlantic League record in that category…New Britain scored 13 runs in tonight’s game, the most runs that they have scored at home in a game this season…With 1 2/3 innings of relief pitched in tonight’s game, Brandon Fry has logged 200 innings pitched in his professional career…In this 3 game series between the Bees and Barnstormers, both teams combined to score 56 total runs…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 269, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 292, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are in their second season of play as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play at New Britain Stadium. Tickets for the 2017 season are available by calling 860-826-BEES (2337), online at NBBees.com
, or by visiting the New Britain Stadium Box Office.
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