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BEES RETURN HOME, OPEN SERIES WITH BARNSTORMERS

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees return home for the first time in over a week to take on the Lancaster Barnstormers! First pitch 6:35PM!

Series: New Britain and Lancaster enter this four-game series 5-5 over the first ten games against each other. After tonight’s game, the teams square off in a split doubleheader tomorrow, and end the series on Thursday night.

Bees’ Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES

Promotions: Fox 61 meteorologist Joe Furey will be on hand to toss out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game! It is also a Fox 61 Two-fer Tuesday, where fans who purchase tickets online today can enter the promo code “BOGO” to get a special buy one, get one offer.

The Bees: Coming off the All-Star break, the Bees were swept on the road against the York Revolution, dropping the team below .500 for the first time since June 30 (32-33). The Bees are 3-7 in the second half, 4.5 games in back of Long Island.

The Opposition: The Barnstormers have opened the second half of the season with a 4-6 record, most recently dropping two of three to Southern Maryland at home this past weekend. Overall, Lancaster is 38-41 on the season.

Starters
New Britain- RHP Sean Gleason (2-3, 5.58) | Lancaster- Terry Doyle (3-4, 3.78)

Key to the Game: Short memories- The first series post All-Star break did not go as planned for the Bees as the team dropped three straight to the York Revolution on the road. The off-day yesterday allowed the Bees to put the York series behind them and set their focus on getting back on track at home against Lancaster.

Broadcast: YouTube (youtube.com/NewBritainBees).

Song of the Day: “Mama, I’m Coming Home”- Ozzy Osbourne

 

Bees Buzz: In his first start of the season on July 8, Sean Gleason allowed just two runs in four innings of work in the Bees’ 5-2 win over Bridgeport…Along with reaching base in 21 consecutive games overall, Craig Maddox has is also working on a six-game hitting streak during which he is batting .321 (9-28)…Jon Griffin is hitting .400 (14-35) with a home run and nine RBIs in nine games…

About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play all their home games at the newly renovated New Britain Stadium. For further information or to become a season ticket holder, email tickets@nbbees.com, call 860-826-BEES (2337), or visit NBBees.com.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 35 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB.  The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.
 
For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com
 
 

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