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MADDOX, SKELTON REACH CAREER MILESTONES IN FINAL GAMES OF 1ST HALF

SKELTON PLAYS 1,000TH GAME, MADDOX GETS 700TH HIT IN DOUBLEHEADER
 
In 140 Characters or Less: Maddox notches 700th career hit, Skelton plays 1,000th career game as Fish complete the sweep to conclude the 1st half of the 2017 season
 
The Game Changed When… 
 
Game 1: Luis Hernandez came to bat in the top of the 5th inning for Bridgeport with 2 runners on base. The Bluefish led 2-1 at the time. He would hit an RBI single to center field, driving in Tony Abreu, extending their lead to 3-1. The hit would prove to be the game winning run as the final score of 5-2 would eventually be reached.
Game 2: Bridgeport sent 7 batters to the plate in the top of the 2nd inning with New Britain leading 1-0. The Bluefish would answer with 3 runs of their own, led by RBI knocks from Gustavo Molina, Santiago Nessy, and a sacrifice fly by Angel Rosa. The frame gave Bridgeport a 3-1 lead, which would stand until the final out.
 
Pitchers of Record:
 
Game 1: W: Cory Riordan (6-3) | L: Brian Dupra (3-6) 
Game 2: W: Frank DeJiulio Jr. (2-3) | L: Jonathan Pettibone (1-4)
 
Player(s) of the Game: 
 
Game 1: Andrew Lambo (Bridgeport) – 2-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI | Jake McGuiggan (New Britain) – 1-3, 2B, RBI
Game 2: Andrew Lambo (Bridgeport) – 2-3, GS, 4 RBI | Craig Maddox (New Britain) – 1-3, RBI, tallied 700th career hit
 
Next Game: Monday, July 3rd, 6:35 P.M.
 
Tale of the Tape – Somerset Patriots (42-28) vs. New Britain Bees (26-44)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Kyle Simon (4-5, 4.64) | Somerset: LHP Rick Teasley (7-1, 2.55)
 
TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
 
PROMOTIONS: The Bees kick off the second half of the 2017 season on a Dollar Day Monday at New Britain Stadium! Hot dogs, chips, popcorn and more are all priced at just $1 at every concession stand throughout the game!
 
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 6:20 P.M.
 
Bees Buzz: Game 1 was the first time that Jordan Hinshaw batted in the leadoff spot as a member of the Bees…Jovan Rosa’s streak of recording multiple hits in consecutive games was snapped at 4 after game 1…Game 2 of the doubleheader was James Skelton’s 1,000th career game…After playing in both games of the doubleheader, Jamar Walton is now 2 games away from 1,000 games in his career…Conor Bierfeldt had 3 hits in game 2, making the game his second 3-hit performance of the season…Mike Hepple has not allowed a run in 4 relief innings against Bridgeport this season (2 appearances)…Conor Bierfeldt has reached base safely in 11 consecutive games…With a double in game 1 and an RBI single in game 2, Craig Maddox has reached 700 total hits in his professional career…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 210 after playing in both games of the twin bill, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 233, 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.
 
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
 
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 35 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB.  The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.
 
For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com
 
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