In140CharactersorLess: The Bees return home looking to extend their winning streak to seven vs. the Ducks! First pitch 6:35PM!
Series: New Britain holds a slim 9-8 edge in the season series with Long Island entering play tonight. The last time the two teams met, the Bees won all four games against the Ducks at New Britain Stadium August 15-18.
Promotions: Tonight is Foul Pole Friday! If a designated Bees player hits a home run off of one of the foul poles during the game, one lucky fan will win $50,000! In addition, Erika Arias and Joe Furey from Fox 61 will be on hand for a meet-and-greet with fans! Following the conclusion of the game, the final pyrotechnics show of the season will take place!
Tickets:BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
The Bees: The Bees return home tonight after one of their more successful road trips of the season. New Britain won each of the last six games of the trip and went 6-1 overall against Somerset and Sugar Land. The Bees sit just three games behind Somerset in the second half Liberty Division standings.
The Opposition: The Ducks are in the midst of an eight-game road trip, with the first five games coming against Lancaster earlier this week. Long Island dropped three of the five games (including splitting a doubleheader on Tuesday) and enter this series with 24-29 record in the second half, which is fourth in the Liberty Division.
New Britain- RHP Kyle Simon (6-5, 2.95) | Long Island- RHP Bobby Blevins (2-9, 5.84)
Key to the Game: Duck Season— The Bees will look to maintain their recent dominance of the Ducks as the team has won six of the last eight games against Long Island, including each of the last five. Look for the Bees to get out to a quick start against Ducks’ starter Bobby Blevins, who New Britain has hit well against this season (29 hits, 16 runs across three games).
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: “All I Do Is Win”- DJ Khaled
Bees Buzz: Craig Maddox is working on a nine-game hitting streak…Greg Golson is the Bees’ leading hitter against the Ducks this season, batting .419 (18-43) with five extra-base hits, five RBIs, and seven run scored…Jake McGuiggan is hitting .400 (8-20) with 11 RBIs over his last 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 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.