WALTON NOTCHES HIS FIRST BEES HOME RUN IN 5-4 LOSS
In 140 Characters or Less: Skelton and Walton go yard in a 5-4 loss to Lancaster to open their Pennsylvania road trip. Game 2 tomorrow at 6:30 #NewBritainVsEverybody
The Game Changed When… The score was tied up at 1 in the top of the 4th inning and Lastings Milledge came to the plate for Lancaster. K.C. Hobson was on 3rd and Blake Gailen was on 1st when Mike Lee committed a throwing error trying to pick off Gailen, allowing Hobson to score. Milledge would then notch a single to bring Gailen home from 2nd, making the score 3-1. The Bees would rally late, but the Barnstormers would hold on to that lead to take the victory.
Pitchers of Record: W: Elih Villanueva (3-1) | L: Mike Lee (0-2) | SV: Anthony Carter (5)
Player(s) of the Game: Blake Gailen (Lancaster) – 2-4, HR, RBI | Craig Maddox (New Britain) – 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI
Next Game: Saturday, May 20th, 6:30 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (9-19) vs. Lancaster Barnstormers (16-11)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: Brian Dupra (3-0, 1.75) | Lancaster: Jarret Leverett (1-0, 9.82)
Home 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 6:15 P.M.
Bees Buzz: The Bees have homered twice in back to back games…Michael Crouse has reached base safely in 12 straight games, extending the season high in that category for New Britain…Starting pitcher Mike Lee struck out 6 Lancaster batters, which ties the season high for most strikeouts by a Bees pitcher in a single game…In his 167 games as a Bee before tonight, Jovan Rosa had only batted in the 5th slot of the batting order 5 times. Tonight was his 6th time in that spot…Craig Maddox hit his first triple of the season in the game, and the Bees’ 5th triple overall on the year…James Skelton has hit a home run in back to back games…Jamar Walton hit his first home run in a Bees uniform in the 9th inning…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 168, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 191, including postseason.
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