Rogers Extends Hitting Streak
(New Britain, CT – July 5, 2019) – The Sugar Land Skeeters (35-34) defeated the New Britain Bees (34-34) 10-5 at New Britain Stadium on Friday evening in the opener of a three-game weekend series in the Constitution State.
New Britain starting pitcher Jed Bradley (3-3) was tagged with the loss after surrendering seven runs (five earned runs) on 11 hits in four and-one thirds innings pitched, walking two and striking out four. Sugar Land starting pitcher Dallas Beeler (6-3) picked up the win, allowing one run on seven hits (one home run) across six innings on the mound, walking four, striking out two, and hitting a batter.
Down 7-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Bees were finally able to crack the scoreboard versus Beeler thanks to a solo home run to right field off the bat of Bijan Rademacher with two men down, his eighth roundtripper of the season. New Britain got to within 8-4 in the home half of the seventh frame courtesy of a two-run double produced by Jason Rogers that plated Rademacher and Alejandro De Aza after they reached base by way of a pair of consecutive free passes with one out, while 2019 Liberty Division All-Star Jonathan Galvez followed the lead of Rogers by smacking an RBI double of his own into the gap in right centerfield. The two-bagger by Rogers extended his hitting streak to a season-high 11 consecutive games overall and is also currently the longest active hit-streak on the ballclub. The boys from the Hardware City were looking to mount a miraculous comeback in the last of the ninth but were only able to push across one run to give the game its final score of 10-5 when De Aza doubled home Rademacher against reliever Matt Ramsey, but the right-hander was able to put an end to a potential big rally but retiring the next three batters in succession to keep the reigning Atlantic League of Professional baseball Champions one game ahead of the York Revolution (33-34) for the top spot in the First Half of the Freedom Division Standings. Galvez led the way for New Britain with three hits on the night. Photo provided courtesy of Paul Herrmann.
The Bees continue their series with the Sugar Land Skeeters at New Britain Stadium on Saturday, July 6th. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. It will be another Coors Light Saturday Night along with Cancer Awareness Night presented by Starling Physicians, and Vantis Life League Night, presented by Vantis Life League. Come show your support for all who are affected by cancer, and don’t forget Coors Light drafts are just FIVE DOLLARS at any concession stand ALL NIGHT LONG! CLICK HERE for tickets.
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