SOUTHERN MARYLAND BLUE CRABS (16-17) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (13-20)
In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees are back in Connecticut to host the Blue Crabs in a 4 game, 3 day weekend series beginning tonight at 6:35! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: Southern Maryland is the only opponent that the Bees have not faced yet this year, and they will begin their first series against one another in New Britain tonight at 6:35 P.M. Tomorrow will be a day night doubleheader with game 1 beginning at 12:05 P.M., followed by the night cap at 6:35 P.M. The series will conclude on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 P.M.
TICKETS:BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
PROMOTIONS: Every Friday game at New Britain Stadium is Fat Tire Friday and Foul Pole Friday! Fans in attendance can sign up to win weekly prizes from Fat Tire, and enjoy Fat Tire draft beer specials. One lucky fan has the chance to take home $50,000 on Foul Pole Friday if an assigned Bees hitter hits a home run off of either foul pole!
The Bees: New Britain is back home to play their first game at New Britain Stadium since May 18th, beginning a brief 4 game home stand. On their recent road trip through Pennsylvania, the Bees played 6 games, generating a 4-2 record with 80 total hits, averaging 13.33 hits per game. A seventh game was supposed to have been played in York yesterday, but it was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a doubleheader in York on June 13th.
The Opposition: Tonight marks the beginning of a 7 game road trip for Southern Maryland, heading to York for a 3 game set after the 4 game set with New Britain. The Blue Crabs just wrapped up a brief 3 game series in Southern Maryland against Lancaster, in which they swept the Barnstormers. It concludes a 7 game home stand for the Blue Crabs, in which they went 5-2.
Starters- New Britain: Mike Lee (0-2, 5.78) | Southern Maryland: Drew Hayes (0-1, 6.00)
Key to the Game- Carry offense back home: The Bees bats have been red hot as of this last road trip, averaging 13.33 hits per game through 6 games, a total of 80 hits. It's been a franchise record setting week for the Bees offense, having set their all time franchise hits record on Monday (18) and then tallying 18 hits again on Wednesday. The powerful offense led them to a 4-2 Pennsylvania road trip. Look for New Britain to bring their offensive momentum back home, aim for contact, and generate offensive opportunities to assert themselves early and throughout the game.
Bees Buzz: On their recent Pennsylvania road trip, the Bees totaled 80 hits (6 games)…Wednesday was New Britain’s 4th extra inning game of the season. They are now 2-2 overall in extra inning contests, 2-1 on the road…Michael Crouse notched 3 hits on Wednesday for the first time since September 10th of last season…New Britain tied their franchise high in hits in a single game on Wednesday (18) which was set on Monday…Jovan Rosa has had multiple RBI in 4 of his last 5 games…Craig Maddox has extended his hitting streak to 8 games…Both Yusuke Kajimoto and Craig Maddox have reached base safely in the last 8 games…Jamar Walton has gotten multiple hits in 4 straight games, and Steve Carrillo has tallied multiple hits in 3 straight games…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 173 on Wednesday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 196, 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. For further information or to reserve seats, email email@example.com, call 860-826-BEES (2337), or visit NBBees.com.
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.