In140CharactersorLess: The Bees go for the series sweep in the final meeting of the season with the Barnstormers! First pitch 7PM!
Series: The Bees took the lead in the season series against the Barnstormers 10-9 with a 3-1 win last night in the middle game of this three-game series.
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The Bees: Over his last four games against Lancaster, Bees’ catcher James Skelton is hitting a strong .438 (7-16) with a pair of runs scored and a double.
The Opposition: Joe Gardner, tonight’s starting pitcher for the Barnstormers, have pitched well over his first three starts with the team. The right-hander has allowed six earned runs in 18 innings, and has tossed seven innings in each of his last two outings.
New Britain- RHP Brian Dupra (5-3, 4.55) | Lancaster- RHP Joe Gardner (2-0, 3.00)
Key to the Game: Push to the playoffs— Having won 12 out of the last 15 games, the Bees find themselves just half a game out of a playoff spot via the wild card. Completing the sweep of the Barnstormers with a win tonight would provide a big boost for the Bees before traveling to Somerset to take on the Liberty Division-leading Patriots.
Bees Buzz: Craig Maddox has picked up at least one hit in nine straight road games…The Bees have won each of their last eight road games…Closer Shawn Gilblair has converted each of his last 14 save opportunities…
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and are in their inaugural season of play at New Britain Stadium. Tickets for the 2017 season, as well as all remaining 2016 home games, are available by calling 860-826-BEES (2337), online at NBBees.com, or by visiting the New Britain Stadium Box Office.
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