In140CharactersorLess: The Bees welcome the Long Island Ducks to New Britain Stadium for a four-game series! 6:35PM first pitch!
Series: This is the Ducks’ first trip to New Britain since a three-game series from April 25-27. The Bees trail the Ducks in the season series so far 8-5, with Long Island taking the most recent series two out of three in late July.
Promotions: Today is a $20K Match Game Monday. Fans will attempt to match the last six (6) digits of their driver’s license against the Vehicle Identification Number of a featured vehicle. If they match, that lucky fan will win $20,000!
Bees’ Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
The Bees: The Bees are coming off their first series win of the second half, taking two of three from the Sugar Land Skeeters. New Britain is 14-23 in the second half and 50-57 overall entering play tonight.
The Opposition: Long Island, which clinched a playoff spot by winning the first half in the Liberty Division, currently holds the top spot in the division in the second half with a 19-16 record. Most recently, the Ducks dropped two of three at home to the Lancaster Barnstormers.
New Britain- RHP Daniel Sattler (0-1, 4.50) | Long Island- TBD
Key to the Game: Sattling In- In two starts since joining the Bees as a free agent on August 2, Sattler has allowed just two earned runs in each of those starts, including going 5.2 innings in his most recent start against York. The right-hander has, however, walked eight in his two starts, so the Bees will look for the Purdue University product to further improve on his control and efficiency in his third start.
Bees Buzz: Bees manager Stan Cliburn is four wins away from 1,600 in his career…Craig Maddox enters this series hitting .350 (14-40) with five extra-base hits, four RBIs and four runs scored against the Ducks in 2016…Bees pitchers have pitched to a 2.25 ERA over the last five games (3-2 record)…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.