(New Britain, CT– May 26, 2019) – The New Britain Bees (14-13) defeated the High Point Rockers (17-12) 9-8 at New Britain Stadium Sunday afternoon and have now taken the first two games of a three-game holiday weekend series in the Constitution State to complete the sweep of this weekend series. The boys from the Hardware City have now won five straight games, which is a new season-high.
New Britain starting pitcher Kyle Simon (0-1) earned a no decision in today’s ball game. Simon exited after five strong innings, allowing just two runs (only one earned), with a pair of strikeouts. High Point’s starter Ryan Williams (0-0) made his Atlantic League debut for the Rockers today pitching three innings of one-run ball. Williams had two strikeouts in his outing.
High Point took a 1-0 lead in the second on a RBI single by Tyler Ladendorf. In the bottom half of the inning Alexi Amarista got the party started for the Bees with a solo home run. New Britain would then fall behind in the fifth as Hector Gomez reached on an error by Bees third baseman Taylor Motter. Michael Baca scored to put High Point up 2-1. Deibinson Romero would not let the Bees go down quietly as he singled home Motter and Jonathan Galvez in the sixth to give the Bees a 3-2 edge. The Rockers came right back to take the lead as Quincy Lattimore hit a two-run double for a 4-3 Rockers lead. High Point notched an insurance run in the top of the ninth as Tyler Ladendorf hit his fifth home run of the season. In the bottom half of the ninth Alexi Amarista put the exclamation mark on his day with his second home run of the afternoon. Taylor Motter then hit an RBI single scoring Ozzie Martinez to tie up the game. The Rockers put up three in the top of the tenth, including a two-run home run by Quincy Lattimore. In the bottom of the tenth is where the magic happened. Alejandro De Aza hit a two-run double off the right field wall to bring the Bees within one, extending his hitting streak to 15 games. Two batters later, Ozzie Martinez walked it off with an RBI single into left field. Alexi Amarista led the way with four hits on the day in his five at bats, reaching base five times. Photo provided courtesy of Joe Doll.
The Bees continue their homestand against the York Revolution at New Britain Stadium Tuesday, May 28th. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. It will be a Bees Two-for-Tuesday! Buy one regular priced ticket, get one free when you purchase online, by phone or at the Bees Box Office. CLICK HERE for tickets.
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