NEWINGTON’S MIKE HEPPLE EARNS FIRST ALPB VICTORY
In 140 Characters or Less: New Britain wins 3rd straight game coming from behind twice to outslug York 8-6, Newington’s Hepple gets 1st ALPB win #NewBritainVsEverybody
The Game Changed When… New Britain was facing their second deficit of the game, down 6-5 going to the top of the 6th inning. They would send 7 hitters to the plate, bringing in 3 runs to take the lead back 8-6, led by RBI hits from Steve Carrillo, Michael Crouse, and Jovan Rosa. After a shutout performance by the Bees bullpen, that score would end up being the final.
Pitchers of Record: W: Mike Hepple (1-0) | L: Luke Westphal (1-2) | SV: Joe Beimel (4)
Player(s) of the Game: Jamar Walton (New Britain) – 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI | Isaias Tejeda (York) – 1-5, HR, 4 RBI
Next Game: Wednesday, May 24th, 6:30 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (12-20) vs. York Revolution (12-20)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: Kyle Simon (2-2, 6.75) | York: Logan Williamson (1-2, 4.30)
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 won 3 straight games for the first time this season…Newington native Mike Hepple earned his first career Atlantic League win in tonight’s game…Tonight’s game was the 4th come from behind win for the Bees this season, and the first time this season that they have had to come from behind twice…Jamar Walton hit his 5th home run in his past 4 games in the game…For 3 straight games, the Bees have had a player finish 1 hit shy of the cycle; tonight it was Jamar Walton, who finished a triple shy…New Britain scored 5 runs in the 4th inning of tonight’s game, a season high in most runs in one inning for the Bees…Craig Maddox has recorded a hit in 7 straight games…Jamar Walton has recorded multiple hits in 3 straight games…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 172, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 195, including postseason.
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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