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BEES TAKE ON BARNSTORMERS IN SERIES OPENER

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees open a three-game series with the Barnstormers tonight! First pitch 6:35PM!

Series: The Bees and Barnstormers have split the first 14 games of their season series thus far at seven apiece. The two teams split their most recent series at New Britain Stadium in late July.

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

Promotions: Today is Foul Pole Friday! If a designated Bees player hits a home run off of one of the foul poles during a Friday home game, one lucky fan will win $50,000! It will also be our fifth Postgame Pyrotechnics show of the season and Community Foundation of Greater New Britain New Britain Night. Celebrate the town of New Britain with the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain!

The Bees: The Bees are 3-4 on their current ten game homestand, splitting a four-game series with Southern Maryland and dropping two of three to York. New Britain is 46-51 overall and 10-17 in the second half.

The Opposition: Lancaster is the midst of a ten game road trip and has won four of the first seven games (two of four at York, two of three at Southern Maryland). The Barnstormers have the same overall record as the Bees (46-51) entering this series.

Starters
New Britain- RHP Kevin Vance (3-1, 4.88) | Lancaster- RHP Anthony Fernandez (0-1, 7.15)

Key to the Game: You raise me up- The Bees will look to Jon Griffin to continue to put up strong numbers against Barnstormers’ pitchers. The first baseman has picked up a hit in nine straight contests against Lancaster and has driven in a team leading 12 runs against them this season, and is hitting .388 (19-49) in 13 games overall.

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: “Out On The Weekend”- Neil Young

 

Bees Buzz: Kevin Vance- a UConn grad who will be making his first start for the Bees tonight- was 2-0 in three games against Lancaster while pitching for Long Island earlier this season…Jonathan Roof has reached base in four straight games…Michael Crouse is hitting .353 (6-17) with two home runs and eight RBIs in his past five 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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