Hamburger Notches Third Win, Romero Goes Yard In Multi-Hit Performance
(New Britain, CT– June 4, 2018) – The New Britain Bees (14-21) defeated the York Revolution (16-15) 6-4 at New Britain Stadium on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series in the Constitution State.
New Britain starting pitcher Mark Hamburger (3-3) earned the win after allowing four runs (two earned runs) on seven hits in six and two-thirds innings of work, walking two and striking out seven. The right-hander tallied his fourth quality start of the season, matching Andy Van Hekken for the club lead in that category. York starting pitcher Zac Grotz (2-1) was tagged with the loss after surrendering five runs on five hits in six innings pitched, walking four while striking out seven and tossing a wild pitch. Evan Scriber fired a scoreless inning of relief in the top half of the ninth for his first save in a Bees uniform.
Trailing 3-0 after just one half inning of play, the Bees went to work against Grotz, sending ten batters to the plate, scoring five runs on four hits to take a 5-3 lead. After James Skelton began the rally with a leadoff opposite-field double right over the third base bag, Deibinson Romero brought Skelton home with a run-scoring single to cut the deficit to 3-1. Three batters later Matt Tuiasosopo plated Romero with an RBI base knock of his own to get New Britain within a run at 3-2. Jamar Walton would give the boys from the Hardware City a 4-3 advantage when he drove in Jason Rogers and Tuiasosopo with a base hit, and Ozney Guillen enabled Josh Thole to cross the plate with the fifth run of the frame for New Britain by way of a fielder’s choice which put the Bees on top 5-3. A York run in the top of the seventh got the visitors to within 5-4, but after the fans stretched out their arms and legs, the Atlantic League’s Co-Player of the Month for April and May in Romero cracked a solo home run down the left field line to give the game its final score of 6-4 as Romero added to his club lead in roundtrippers with seven and runs batted in with 28. Romero led the way for New Britain with a pair of hits and now has 13 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games on the campaign, leading the team in each offensive category. Photo provided courtesy of Joe Doll.
The Bees continue their series with the reigning Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Champion York Revolution at New Britain Stadium on Tuesday, June 5th. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. It will be another Two-fer Tuesday in the Hardware City, as fans can buy one full price ticket and get one FREE when purchasing online, by phone, or at the Bees Ticket Office. CLICK HERE for tickets.
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