Game Preview & Recap

LEE SCHEDULED TO MAKE FIRST 2017 START VS. SKEETERS

NEW BRITAIN BEES (4-12) VS. SUGAR LAND SKEETERS (10-7)

In 140 Characters or Less: Mike Lee will make his 1st start of 2017 for the Bees against Sugar Land. Battle of the bugs gets underway at 8:05! #BeesInTheHeartOfTexas

Series: Sugar Land took home victories in the first 3 games of the series with scores of 7-5, 3-2, and 6-1, respectively, with game 2 needing 10 innings to decide the winner. Game 4 of the series is tonight at 8:05 P.M., and the series will continue tomorrow at 12:05 P.M., then conclude on Wednesday night at 8:05 P.M. All times listed are eastern time.

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The Bees: The Bees bats were quiet throughout most of yesterday’s game, being held hitless until the 6th inning. Ivan Villaescusa was the main story of the New Britain offense; he got his first Atlantic League career hit and RBI with a single in the 8th inning. Mike Hepple and Chris Hayes each pitched 2 innings out of the bullpen, limiting the Skeeters to only 1 run and 5 hits, striking out 3 batters.

The Opposition: Michael Nix put up some impressive numbers during yesterday’s start against the Bees. He pitched 7 full innings, not allowing any runs and only giving up 2 hits, striking out 6 batters. Anthony Giansanti continued his dominance at the plate in the series, going 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored yesterday. He’s now 7-10 in the series with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored.

Starters- New Britain: Mike Lee (0-0, 27.00) | Sugar Land: Brett Marshall (2-0, 6.32)

Key to the Game- Follow the Leader: With Mike Lee making his first start in 2017 for the Bees, it can be expected that he will come out of the gate strong and make a name for himself, showing that he is a threat on the mound. In doing so, he will establish himself as a leader for the team, keeping them within reach of being victorious in the game. Look for Lee to establish himself as a leader and for the Bees to revolve around his leadership, working together to seize the victory.

Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 7:50 P.M.

Song of the Day: Maze - Back In Stride

Bees Buzz: Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 156 yesterday…Ivan Villaescusa got his first Atlantic League hit and RBI in yesterday’s game, a single in the 8th to drive in the lone New Britain run…Michael Crouse’s on base and hitting streaks were snapped yesterday at 9 and 8 games, respectively…Jake McGuiggan has reached base safely in 6 straight games…Yesterday’s game was the first game of the series where neither the Bees or the Skeeters hit a home run.

About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are in their second season of play as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play at New Britain Stadium. For further information or to reserve seats, email tickets@nbbees.com, 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 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.
 
For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com

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