CROUSE GETS 600TH CAREER HIT IN 6-0 WIN
In 140 Characters or Less: Crouse gets his 600th career hit as Bees toss their 1st shutout of the season, earning a 6-0 win over the Ducks! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When… New Britain had a 2-0 lead heading to the bottom of the 6th inning. They would send 8 hitters to the plate and combine for 4 hits, 2 of them triples, to bring in 4 runs, making the lead 6-0, which they would hold on to for the rest of the game.
Pitchers of Record: W: Kyle Simon (2-1) | L: Matt Larkins (0-2)
Player(s) of the Game: Michael Crouse (New Britain) – 2-5, 3B, 2 RBI, 600th career hit | Matt Larkins (Long Island) – 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 4 K
Next Game: Saturday, May 13th, 6:35 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – Long Island Ducks (9-13) vs. New Britain Bees (7-14)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: Mike Lee (0-1, 9.64) | Long Island: Rafael Perez (1-1, 5.06)
Promotions – This season, every Saturday home game is a FIREWORKS night! Fans in attendance can enjoy a fireworks extravaganza after the game!
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: The Bees recorded their first shutout of the season, and their first shutout at home since August 18th of last season against Long Island…Michael Crouse got 2 hits in the game, including an RBI triple in the 6th inning, which was his 600th career hit…The Bees hit 2 triples in the game, a season high for most triples in a game. They both came in the 6th inning…The Bees are now 4-1 on the season against the Ducks…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 161, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 184.
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)
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