Game Preview & Recap

DUPRA, BULLPEN STRONG, BUT BLUE CRABS SWEEP TWIN BILL

BEES SHUT OUT 2-0 AND 6-0 IN SATURDAY DOUBLEHEADER

In 140 Characters or Less: Blue Crabs come out victorious in twin bill, sweeping New Britain with back to back shutouts, 2-0 and 6-0. Series wraps up tomorrow at 1:35.

The Game Changed When…

Game 1: The Southern Maryland offense struck early once again against Bees pitching, this time on Brian Dupra. RBI doubles from Devon Rodriguez and Zach Cone brought home 2 total runs for the Blue Crabs, giving them the early 2-0 lead which would hold until the end of the game.
Game 2: The early offense carried over for Southern Maryland after game 1. In the night cap they scored 3 runs in the top of the 2nd off of Anthony Marzi to take another early lead. They would add an insurance run in the 4th to reach the 4-0 final score.

Pitchers of Record:

Game 1: W: Brian Grening (2-1) | L: Brian Dupra (3-2)
Game 2: W: Gaby Hernandez (3-0) | L: Anthony Marzi (3-3)

Player(s) of the Game:

Game 1: Brian Grening (Southern Maryland) – CG, SHO, 7 IP, 4 H, 10 K
Game 2: Gaby Hernandez (Southern Maryland) – 8 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 8 K | Jamar Walton (New Britain) – 2-4, 2B

Next Game: Sunday, May 28th, 1:35 P.M.

Tale of the Tape – Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (19-17) vs. New Britain Bees (13-23)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: Jonathan Pettibone (0-0, 0.93) | Southern Maryland: Pat McCoy (1-1, 3.44)

TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES

PROMOTIONS: This Sunday is Military Appreciation Day! Throughout the entire game, veterans and active members of the military will be honored. Every Sunday home game is Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day! Fans have the opportunity to get autographs from Bees players before the game from 12:40 – 1:00 P.M., and then after the game, kids can run the bases!

Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 1:20 P.M.

Bees Buzz: Runs were scored in only 4 different half innings throughout today’s doubleheader. The other 28 half innings were all scoreless…The Bees were shut out in game 1 of the doubleheader, making them the second to last team in the Atlantic League to have been shut out all season. The only team in the league that has not yet been shut out is Somerset…Jovan Rosa has recorded a hit in 9 of his last 10 games…Mike Hepple is 6 innings away from 200 total innings pitched in his career…Yusuke Kajimoto is 7 hits away from 300 total hits in his professional career…This is the first time since September 11th-12th of last season that the Bees were shut out in back to back games…After playing in both games of today’s doubleheader, Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 176, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 199.

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.
 
For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com

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