KAJIMOTO MAKES BEES DEBUT AS NEW BRITAIN SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER
In 140 Characters or Less: Baca homers, Kajimoto debuts as Bees split twin bill with Long Island, taking the victory in the series! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When…
Game 1: With the score tied up at 1, the Bees were forced to use 2 different relievers in the top of the 6th inning as Long Island scored 2 runs. The first run came in on an RBI groundout by Marc Krauss, and the other on a hit by pitch with the bases loaded.
Game 2: With the score knotted up at 0 going into the bottom of the 5th inning, the Bees would put up 2 runs 2 different ways. Michael Baca hit his first professional career home run to bring in the first run, and Jovan Rosa would bring in James Skelton for the second run.
Pitchers of Record:
Game 1: W: Rafael Perez (2-1) | L: Brandon Fry (0-2) | SV: David Aardsma (4)
Game 2: W: Brian Dupra (3-0) | L: Dennis O’Grady (1-1) | SV: Joe Beimel (3)
Player(s) of the Game:
Game 1: Marc Krauss (Long Island) – 1-3, R, RBI | Mike Lee (New Britain) – 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K
Game 2: Michael Baca (New Britain) – 1-3, HR, first professional career home run | Delta Cleary Jr. (Long Island) – 2-3, SB
Next Game: Tuesday, May 16th, 10:35 A.M.
Tale of the Tape – Bridgeport Bluefish (13-11) vs. New Britain Bees (8-15)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: Jonathan Pettibone (0-0, 0.00) | Bridgeport: TBD
Promotions – It’s a Baseball in Education Day doubleheader as the Bees take on the Bluefish for the first time this season! Fans can celebrate the last of three Baseball in Education Days with not one, but two games at New Britain Stadium!
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 9:50 A.M.
Bees Buzz: Mike Lee tied the season high mark set by Jonathan Pettibone for most strikeouts by a Bees pitcher in a single game with 6…Jamar Walton recorded his first multi-hit game of the season in game 1…Yusuke Kajimoto made his Bees debut in game 2 of the doubleheader…Michael Baca hit the first home run of his professional career in the 5th inning of game 2…With his appearance in game 2, Brandon League is 1 appearance away from 700 in his career…Jovan Rosa played in both games of the doubleheader, extending his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 163, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 186.
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.
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