In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees' dreams of a second half Liberty Division crown were dashed after losing to the Somerset Patriots 5-1.
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The Game Changed When… Somerset built their lead quickly thanks to back-to-back home runs in the first inning by Eric Farris and Bryan LaHair giving the Patriots a 3-0 lead that the Bees were never able to overcome.
Pitchers of Record: W: Will Oliver (7-2) | L: Nate Roe (5-3)
Player(s) of the Game: New Britain: Jon Griffin (1-4, R) | Somerset: Will Oliver (8IP, 6H, R, 7K) Eric Farris (2-4, R, 2RBI, HR)
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (70-68, 34-34 2nd half) vs. Somerset Patriots (76-62, 38-30 2nd half)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: Kyle Simon (7-6, 2.77) | Somerset Patriots: Shaun Garceau (3-3, 4.85)
Tickets: CLICK HERE
| Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Promotions: Tomorrow is Social Media Saturday! The hottest ticket in town just got hotter thanks to you. Be the star of the show all night long and tag your ballpark selfies with the hashtag “#ItsBetterWithTheBees” — winners will be picked, re-posted on official team social media accounts, and rewarded with a signed baseball from that game's starting pitcher! Tomorrow will also be Stanley Night! Stanley Black and Decker will host Tweet-Your-Seat at New Britain Stadium - tweet your seat location (section, row, seat number) with the hashtag #ItsBetterWithTheBees to @stanleyblkdeckr to enter to win! The Bees will also be celebrating German Heritage Night and will end the night with our final Fireworks Show of the season.
Bees Buzz: Steve Carrillo extended his hitting streak to six games…Eric Fornataro has made six straight scoreless appearances…Greg Golson extended his consecutive games on base streak to nine with one hit tonight..
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.
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 36 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.