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BEES CLOSE OUT SERIES VS. BLUE CRABS WITH DOUBLEHEADER

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees and Blue Crabs wrap up their series with a doubleheader this afternoon! Game one begins at 1:35PM!

Series: Last night’s game vs. the Blue Crabs was postponed due to a rainout. This is the finale series between these two teams at New Britain Stadium this season, with the remaining six games left against the Crabs taking place at Regency Furniture Stadium.

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

Promotions: New Britain Stadium is the place to bring the whole family on Sundays! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Bees. After the game, kids (and kids at heart) can take the field and run the bases!

The Bees: Craig Maddox is hitting .394 (15-38) with three extra-base hits and three RBIs during his current nine-game hitting streak, which is his fifth streak of at least seven games during the 2016 season.

The Opposition: Third baseman Bryant Nelson- who is just two hits away from tying the all-time Atlantic League hit record- has picked up at least one hit in 13 of his past 14 games played. During that stretch, the former 44th round pick of the Houston Astros in 1993 is hitting .357 (20-56) with seven RBIs.

Starters
Game 1: New Britain- RHP Shawn Haviland (3-3, 3.06) | Southern Maryland- RHP Brian Grening (5-4, 3.17)
Game 2: New Britain- RHP Nate Roe (0-0, 10.38) | Southern Maryland- RHP Tim Sexton (2-5, 5.28)

Key to the Game: Sink, Swim, or Roe- The Bees will get to see Nate Roe in a starting role in game two of the doubleheader after joining the Bees as a reliever earlier this month. The Rutgers product spent the first 3.5 seasons of his career pitching in the Can-Am League and has starting experience, starting 21 of his 79 games in the league.

Broadcast: YouTube (youtube.com/NewBritainBees). WDRC AM 1360 (Hartford), WMMW AM 1470 (Meriden), WWCO AM 1240 (Waterbury), and WSNG AM 610 (Torrington). Bees fans can also listen live by visiting www.talkofconnecticut.com.

Song of the Day: “The Next Storm”- Frank Turner

 

Bees Buzz: Jonathan Roof enters tonight’s game with 499 career hits…Michael Crouse is .355 at New Britain Stadium, the highest for a Bee with at least 100 at-bats…Reliever Grady Wood needs just two outs to reach 300 career innings pitched…

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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