LONG ISLAND DUCKS (9-12) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (6-14)
In 140 Characters or Less: It’s MS Awareness Night in New Britain in game 2 of the 4 game set between the Ducks and Bees, first pitch at 6:35! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: The Bees took the win in game 1 of the series in walkoff fashion thanks to Conor Bierfeldt’s solo shot in the bottom of the 9th, 4-3. Game 2 will be tonight at 6:35 P.M., followed by game 3 on Saturday night, also at 6:35 P.M. The series will conclude with a Mother’s Day afternoon showdown on Sunday at 1:35 P.M.
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PROMOTIONS: Tonight is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Night at New Britain Stadium. Join us for this special night where we raise awareness of MS research and causes. Every Friday home game is Fat Tire Friday and Foul Pole Friday! Fans can sign up to win weekly Fat Tire giveaways, and enter for a chance to win $50,000 on Foul Pole Friday!
The Bees: The secret weapon for the New Britain offense in their 4-3 victory yesterday was the long ball. Conor Bierfeldt drove in all 4 runs with 2 home runs, a 3 run shot in the 4th inning and a solo shot in the 9th. Out of the bullpen, Nate Roe and Brandon Fry pitched 3 combined innings, limiting the Ducks offense to only 1 hit, striking out 3 batters.
The Opposition: The first two times that he was up to bat, Angelo Songco notched an RBI hit, bringing runs home for the Ducks in the 1st and 3rd innings. In the top of the 9th with New Britain leading 3-2, Giovanny Alfonzo scored the game tying run on a throwing error to force a bottom of the 9th. On the mound, starter John Brownell went 6 full innings, allowing 3 runs, which all came on Conor Bierfeldt’s 3 run home run in the 4th.
Starters- New Britain: Jason Jarvis (0-2, 5.54) | Long Island: Matt Larkins (0-1, 7.62)
Key to the Game- This is our hive: Last night’s victory ended a 7 game home losing streak for the Bees. Each one of New Britain’s victories so far this season have come when the Bees had the lead after 7 complete innings, having a 6-2 overall record when that happens. Home field advantage played a big part in yesterday’s victory with Bierfeldt’s walkoff home run in the 9th. Look for the Bees to build off of last night’s win, stomping their feet down to establish their home territory by holding a lead through that crucial 7th inning point, and keep the Ducks on their toes.
Song of the Day: Gary Moore - Walkin' Thru The Park
Bees Buzz: The win marks the first walkoff win for the Bees this season…Conor Bierfeldt is the only Bees player this season to have homered twice in 2 different games…The victory snaps a 7 game home losing streak for New Britain…Bierfeldt now leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 6…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 160 yesterday, and played in his 183rd consecutive game overall…Jake McGuiggan’s on base streak was snapped at 9 games…The Bees are now 3-1 against the Ducks…Bierfeldt joins Craig Maddox as the only Bees players to have logged 4 RBI in a single game.
About the New Britain Bees
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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.