Home Runs For Rogers And Moore, Fuller Saves It Once Again
(New Britain, CT – August 23, 2019) – The New Britain Bees (19-21, 54-55) defeated the Long Island Ducks (21-19, 64-46) 9-6 at New Britain Stadium on Friday night in the opener of a three-game weekend series between Liberty Division rivals.
New Britain starting pitcher David Roseboom (2-1) was victorious after allowing three runs (two earned runs) on six hits (one home run) in seven innings on the bump, walking two and striking out seven. Long Island starting pitcher Joe Iorio (5-3) was tagged with the loss, surrendering five runs (two earned runs) on five hits (two home runs) across four and two-thirds innings pitched, walking two while striking out six. Jim Fuller tallied his team-best 16th save and second in as many evenings with a clean ninth inning of relief.
Long Island jumped out in front 1-0 versus Roseboom just four batters into the ballgame when L.J. Mazzilli plated Rey Fuentes with a sacrifice fly after Fuentes singled with one away and went first to third on a hit and run base knock off the bat of Lew Ford. New Britain answered in a big way against Iorio in the home half of the fourth, sending eight batters to the plate and scoring five runs in the process to take a 5-1 lead by way of two big swings of the bat as Jason Rogers launched a massive go-ahead two-run home run to left for his 10th roundtripper of the campaign, while 2019 Liberty Division All-Star Logan Moore followed suit four hitters later with a three-run shot to right centerfield, giving the Bees backstop ten taters as well to match his teammate in Rogers. The boys from the Hardware City extended their advantage to 8-2 in the sixth with three more runs, with the insurance collected by way of an error by former Bees infielder Deibinson Romero, a sacrifice fly produced from Rando Moreno, and a run scoring base knock courtesy of Ryan Jackson. New Britain gave the game its final score of 9-6 in the last of the eighth thanks to a two-out RBI triple from Darren Ford to the opposite-field in right that allowed Zach Collier to cross the plate after he led off the frame with a free pass, part of a performance that saw Collier reach base three times in four plate appearances with a pair of walks, a bunt single, stolen base, and three runs scored. The three-run cushion was more than enough for Fuller who induced Hector Sanchez to ground out to Ozzie Martinez at third to end the contest as the Bees won for the ninth time in their last 11 games played while also securing their fourth consecutive win at home. Jackson, Rogers, and Moore led the offensive performance with two hits apiece. Photo provided courtesy of Meaghan O’Donoghue.
The Bees continue their series with the Long Island Ducks at New Britain Stadium on Saturday, August 24th. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. It will be a Coors Light Saturday Night and Italian Night in the Hardware City! Join the Bees in celebrating and embracing the Italian community in their home city of New Britain! Don’t forget, FIVE DOLLAR COORS LIGHT DRAFTS are available at any concession stand ALL NIGHT LONG! CLICK HERE for tickets.
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