Tuiasosopo, Romero, And Siena All Go Yard
(York, PA– August 6, 2018) – The New Britain Bees (13-13, 46-43) defeated the York Revolution (12-14, 44-45) 9-8 at PEOPLEsBank Park on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series in the Keystone State. The win improves New Britain’s record to 14-13 on the season in contests decided by one run.
New Britain starting pitcher Kyle Simon (7-5) was victorious after allowing seven runs (six earned runs) on 11 hits in six and two-thirds innings pitched, walking one and striking out five. York starting pitcher Carl Brice tallied a no-decision in his Atlantic League of Professional Baseball debut, surrendering four runs on six hits (one home run) over three and two-thirds innings of work, walking and striking out two while tossing a pair of wild pitches.
New Britain took a 1-0 advantage versus Brice four batters into the matchup by way of a run-scoring groundout off the bat of Matt Tuiasosopo that scored Darren Ford after he began the game reaching base by way of an infield single. York responded in the home half of the first inning by sending eight batters to the plate against Simon, scoring four runs on five hits to open up a 4-1 lead. The Bees began their uphill climb in the top of the third by getting within a single run at 4-3 thanks to a two-run home run to left centerfield from Tuiasosopo, his fifth big fly of the campaign. The visitors tied the game at four in the top of the fourth when Jonathan Galvez crossed the plate on a groundout produced by Ford after Galvez led off the frame with a base knock right back through the originator and into centerfield. The boys from the Hardware City completed the comeback in a major way in the top of the fifth inning, scoring five runs to go back out in front 9-4, highlighted by a solo home run from Deibinson Romero over the Arch Nemesis in left field off losing pitcher Estarlin Arias (0-1), his 12th roundtripper and 54th rib-eye steak, both tops on the ballclub. Vinny Siena put the icing on the cake later on in the frame with a grand-slam home run to left centerfield, his third tater overall and the second grand-slam hit in 2018 by a Bees batter, with the latter coming from Jamar Walton on July 19th at Bethpage Ballpark as part of a 9-8 walk-off loss in the bottom half of the ninth inning. The Revolution scored four unanswered runs to get to within a single run at 9-8 but would not get any closer as Evan Scribner retired all three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth for his team-leading 17th save overall. Tuiasosopo and Galvez led the way for New Britain with two hits apiece. Photo provided courtesy of the New Britain Bees.
The Bees return to New Britain Stadium on Friday, August 10th when they welcome in the Lancaster Barnstormers for a three-game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. Enjoy an ice cold Fat Tire Draft every Friday night in the Hardware City. When the gates open at 5:35 P.M., all fans are welcome to participate in Bees Best Bites: Taco Night, to sample and vote for their favorite local food. All you have to do is pay five dollars for a wristband and try tacos from local restaurants. Then, vote for your favorite tacos for a chance to win a Family Four Pack of tickets to any Bees game. CLICK HERE for tickets.
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