Complete Game Shutout For Riordan In Opener, Seven Run Sixth In Nightcap
(New Britain CT, – May 29, 2019) – The New Britain Bees (17-13) took both games of a single-admission doubleheader over the York Revolution (11-21) at New Britain Stadium on Wednesday, taking game one 2-0 while coming away victorious in game two by the final of 8-6 as both contests lasted seven innings of play. New Britain has now won eight consecutive games and ten of their last 11 overall while also improving to 16-10 in the month of May and 6-0 on their current seven-game homestand.
In game one, New Britain starting pitcher Cory Riordan (3-2) fired a complete game shutout, retiring 21 of the 23 batters he faced in seven innings on the mound, striking out four. In his 2019 and Atlantic League debut, York starting pitcher Corey Walter (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits (one home run) in four innings of work, walking and striking out one.
New Britain sent eight men to the plate versus Walter in the bottom half of the second inning, scoring three runs to open up a 3-0 advantage, highlighted by an RBI double produced by Bijan Rademacher and a two-run home run to right field off the bat of Logan Moore, his first roundtripper in a Hardware City uniform. Rademacher made it 4-0 in favor of the home team in the third with an RBI infield base knock, and the Bees plated two more runs in the last of the sixth to give the game its final score of 6-0 thanks to back to back run-scoring base hits from Jason Rogers and Jonathan Galvez. Galvez, Rademacher, and Alejandro De Aza each had a pair of hits en route to the victory.
In game two, New Britain starting pitcher Jed Bradley did not factor in the final outcome of the contest, surrendering six runs on seven hits (one home run) in four innings on the bump, walking two and striking out four. York starting pitcher Ian Thomas also registered a no-decision in the ballgame despite allowing just one run on two hits in four innings pitched, walking and striking out two.
Trailing 6-1 in the bottom of the sixth, the Bees sent 12 batters to the dish, scoring a season-high seven runs to take their first lead of the nightcap at 8-6, with the big blow coming off the bat of Taylor Motter, who crushed a game-tying three-run double off the wall in right-centerfield. Motter would score the eventual winning run a couple of batters later thanks to a Jared James pinch-hit sacrifice fly, making a winner out of Christopher De Leon (1-0), while handing Pat Young (0-1) the loss. Jim Fuller faced the minimum in the top of the ninth for his second save of the campaign. Ozzie Martinez and Darren Ford led the way with two hits apiece. Photo provided courtesy of Meaghan O’Donoghue.
The Bees conclude their series with the York Revolution at New Britain Stadium on Thursday, May 30th. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. It will be Teacher Appreciation Night as well as a Miller Lite Thirsty Thursday, featuring exclusive domestic beer specials! CLICK HERE for tickets.
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