Multi-Hit Games For Walton And Tuiasosopo
(New Britain, CT– July 30, 2018) – The Atlantic League’s Road Warriors (3-16, 20-62) defeated the New Britain Bees (9-10, 42-40) 4-3 at New Britain Stadium on Monday night to take the opener of a three-game series in the Hardware City. New Britain suffers their second consecutive one-run defeat while falling to 11-12 overall in games decided by a single run.
New Britain starting pitcher Mark Hamburger (6-7) was tagged with the loss after surrendering four runs on eight hits (one home run) across five and two-thirds innings pitched, walking and striking out four. Road Warriors starting pitcher Raul Rivera-Alicea (3-10) earned up the win, giving up three runs on six hits in six innings of work, walking two and striking out one. Andrew Johnston fired a scoreless inning of relief in the bottom of the ninth for his team-best ninth save overall.
New Britain took a 1-0 versus Rivera-Alicea in the home half of the second on an RBI fielder’s choice produced by Jonathan Galvez that allowed Jamar Walton to cross the plate after he reached base by way of an infield single with one man down. The Road Warriors jumped out in front against Hamburger 3-1 in the top of the third, highlighted by an RBI double from Jose Julio-Ruiz which was then immediately followed by a run-scoring base knock from Gustavo Pierre. The Bees got to within 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth when Matt Tuiasosopo plated Jason Rogers with a run-scoring single after Rogers led off the frame with a double into the left field corner. The visitors added what turned out to be a huge tack-on run in the top of the fifth to extend their advantage to 4-2 when Pierre lifted a solo home run to left for his tenth big fly of the campaign and the third overall in 12 games played against New Britain in 2018. The boys from the Hardware City cut the deficit in half at 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth when Deibinson Romero’s sacrifice fly scored Brock Stassi after Stassi opened up the rally with a booming triple high off the wall in straightaway centerfield, but that was as close as the Bees would get as they fell just short of a comeback in the Nutmeg State. Walton and Tuiasosopo each had a pair of hits for New Britain in the defeat. Photo provided courtesy of the New Britain Bees.
The Bees continue their three-game series with the Atlantic League’s Road Warriors at New Britain Stadium on Tuesday, July 31st. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 P.M. Does your child attend summer camp? Ask to see if they will be a part of this Camp Day matinee ballgame with their friends! CLICK HERE for tickets.
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