In140CharactersorLess: The Bees’ bats look to make fireworks on the final fireworks night of the season vs. Somerset! First pitch 6:35PM!
Series: Somerset’s 5-1 win over New Britain in the second game of the four-game series last night clinched the second half Liberty Division title for the Patriots. The final game of this series- and the season- will take place tomorrow afternoon at 1:35PM.
Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Promotions: Tonight is a 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! It will also be Stanley Night! Stanley Black and Decker will host Tweet-Your-Seat where fans can 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.
The Bees: During his six-game hitting streak, Steve Carrillo is hitting .318 (7-22) with a pair of doubles, a home run, and four RBIs.
The Opposition: Outfielder Aharon Eggleston has reached base safely in 46 of his last 48 games played dating back to July 20th. The only games in which he has not reached base have both come against the Bees (September 11th at Somerset and Thursday at New Britain Stadium).
New Britain- RHP Kyle Simon (7-6, 2.77) | Somerset- RHP Shaun Garceau (3-3, 4.85)
Key to the Game: Garceau what?— In two starts for the Patriots against the Bees this season, Shaun Garceau has not been treated kindly by the Bees’ offense. The right-hander has allowed New Britain to hit .341 against him in those two games, allowing 14 hits and five earned runs in 10.2 innings. Look for the Bees to continue their success tonight against Garceau.
Broadcast: YouTube (youtube.com/NewBritainBees). The game can also be heard on WDRC AM 1360 (Hartford), as well as 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: “The Show Must Go On”- Queen
Bees Buzz: Michael Crouse is one stolen base away from 60 on the season and 200 for his professional career…Greg Golson has reached base in each of his last nine games played…James Skelton is hitting .343 (12-35) with with one RBI and five runs scored over his last ten games…
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.