BATTLE OF THE BUGS ENDS WITH 5-1 SUGAR LAND VICTORY
In 140 Characters or Less: Griffin gets his 100th career double, but Bees fall to Skeeters 5-1. Bees back home tomorrow to host Long Island! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When… New Britain had an early 1-0 lead, and the Sugar Land offense sent 7 batters to the plate in the bottom of the 3rd inning resulting in 2 runs coming home via a bases loaded walk and a sacrifice fly by Jeremy Barfield. The Skeeters would hold the lead from that point of the game onward, adding 3 more runs to it to reach the 5-1 final.
Pitchers of Record: W: Drabek (1-2) | L: Marzi (1-2)
Player(s) of the Game: Kyle Drabek (Sugar Land) – 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 6 K | Jon Griffin (New Britain) – 1-4, 2B, 100th career double
Next Game: Thursday, May 11th, 6:35 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – Long Island Ducks (9-11) vs. New Britain Bees (5-13)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: Eric Fornataro (0-1, 6.75) | Long Island: John Brownell (1-0, 3.00)
Promotions – Every Thursday home game for the Bees is Thirsty Thursday! All fans in attendance over 21 years of age can enjoy domestic draft beer at half price located at every concession stand!
Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 6:20 P.M.
Bees Buzz: Jon Griffin tallied his 100th career double in the 2nd inning of the game…The Bees have scored first in 3 straight games…With 4 2/3 innings pitched in this game, Anthony Marzi has passed 100 total innings pitched in his career…Jake McGuiggan has reached base safely in 9 consecutive games…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 159, and overall consecutive games played streak to 182.
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. Tickets for the 2017 season 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 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.
For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com