Three Hit Nights For Martinez And Galvez
(New Britain, CT – June 8, 2019) – The Lancaster Barnstormers (16-22) defeated the New Britain Bees (21-19) 9-6 at New Britain Stadium on Saturday evening to even up the three game weekend series at a victory apiece.
New Britain starting pitcher Cory Riordan (3-4) suffered the loss, surrendering seven runs (six earned runs) on ten hits in four and one-third innings pitched while also hitting a batter. Lancaster starting pitcher Jared Lakind (1-1) earned the win after allowing three runs on five hits (one home run) in six innings of work, walking three and striking out four.
Trailing 5-0 in the home half of the third inning, the Bees cracked the scoreboard for the first time on the night thanks to a solo home run to left field off the bat of Ozzie Martinez, his third big fly of the campaign. Down 7-1 in the bottom of the fourth, New Britain plated a pair by way of a two-run double produced by Logan Moore that allowed Jason Rogers and Deibinson Romero to cross the plate after both players drew free passes earlier in the frame. The boys from the Hardware City got to within 9-5 in the bottom of the eighth as Jonathan Galvez launched a two-run tater to left for his seventh roundtripper of the season, tying him with Alexi Amarista for the club lead. The Bees cut the deficit to 9-6 in the bottom of the ninth when Alejandro De Aza drove in Martinez with an RBI base knock, but that was as close as the home team would get as Cody Eppley made the big pitch he needed to, inducing Taylor Motter to fly out do Darian Sandford in left to end the ballgame with Motter representing the tying-run at the plate. Martinez and Galvez each had three hits in defeat for New Britain. Photo provided courtesy of Meaghan O'Donoghue.
The Bees conclude their series with the Lancaster Barnstormers at New Britain Stadium on Saturday, June 9th. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 P.M. It will be another YMCA Family Fun Day in the Hardware City. Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Bees. After the game, kids can take the field and run the bases! All Bees Kid’s Club members can attend the game for FREE! If you haven’t yet, be sure to sign your child up to be a member of the Bees Kid’s Club, it’s the coolest club around and is FREE TO JOIN! Plus, everyone will have a chance to purchase a YMCA Family Four Pack for just $44, which includes four Field Box Tickets, four hot dogs, four bags of chips, and four soft drinks! CLICK HERE for tickets.
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at New Britain Stadium. For information on ticket packages, group outings and sponsorships call 860-826-BEES (2337) or visit NBBees.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 900 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 40 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.