In140CharactersorLess: The Bees try to salvage the series finale this afternoon against the Blue Crabs! First pitch 2:05PM!
Series: Southern Maryland has won the first two games of the series thus far to go up 9-7 in the season series so far. The two teams have one more series against each other, which takes place at Regency Furniture Stadium September 12-14.
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The Bees: Anthony Hewitt has enjoyed much success in 2016 against Southern Maryland’s pitchers. The former first round pick is hitting .310 (13-42) with three home runs, a team-high 12 RBIs, and eight run scored in 14 games against the Blue Crabs so far this season.
The Opposition: The Blue Crabs have collectively been swinging hot bats of late as they enter today’s series finale hitting .303 (103-340) with eight home runs and 48 runs scored over the last ten games.
New Britain- RHP Nate Roe (3-0, 3.50) | Southern Maryland- Brian Grening (7-4, 3.19)
Key to the Game: Keep Roeing Along- In three August starts, Nate Roe has posted a 2-0 record with a solid 3.72 ERA. In his last two starts (August 11 at York, August 16 vs. Long Island), the right-hander out of Rutgers completed seven innings both times while allowing a combined four earned runs in those starts. If Roe can replicate his past two starts, the Bees have a solid chance at taking the finale of the series against the Crabs this afternoon.
Broadcast: YouTube (youtube.com/NewBritainBees). The game can also be heard on these radio stations, 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: “Blue Sunday”- The Doors
Bees Buzz: Jovan Rosa will look to extend his hitting streak to ten games this afternoon…The Bees picked up their 1,000th hit of the season in last night’s game (Craig Maddox two-run double in the ninth inning)…Michael Crouse is hitting .421 (8-19) with two RBIs and five runs scored over his last five games…
About the New Britain Bees
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About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
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