GRIFFIN, CROUSE HOMER AS BEES WIN IN EXTRAS
In 140 Characters or Less: Griffin, Crouse go yard, Bees rally to score 4 times in the 10th to take down the Blue Crabs in extras, 7-3. #NewBritainVsEverybody
The Game Changed When… Jake McGuiggan came to bat in the top of the 10th inning with James Skelton on first base. Skelton would steal second base on a 1-0 pitch to McGuiggan, and the throw from catcher Luis Alen would go into center field, allowing Skelton to reach third. McGuiggan would then hit a single to bring home Skelton, giving New Britain the 4-3 lead in the 10th.
Pitchers of Record: W: Nate Roe (1-2) | L: Cody Hebner (1-1)
Player(s) of the Game: Jon Griffin (New Britain) – 3-5, HR, 2 RBI | Patrick Palmeiro (Southern Maryland) – 2-4, HR, 2 RBI
Next Game: Saturday, June 3rd, 6:35 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (15-26) vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (21-20)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (0-0, 1.48) | Southern Maryland: LHP Pat McCoy (1-1, 2.91)
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Bees Buzz: This is the first time this season where New Britain has won a game in which they were trailing after 7 innings, and the first time that they have won a game in which they scored at least 1 run in the 8th inning…Today’s game was the sixth extra inning game of the season for New Britain. They are now 4-2 in extra inning games, 3-1 on the road, and have won 4 consecutive extra inning games…Jonathan Griffin hit his third home run of the season in the 2nd inning of today’s game. That was the 99th home run of his professional career…Anthony Marzi had 6 strikeouts in his outing today, which ties the season high for most strikeouts in a game by a Bees pitcher…Jonathan Griffin has had 3 hits in back to back games, and leads the team in 3 hit games this season with 5…Joe Beimel has only allowed 1 hit in 3 full innings of relief so far this season against the Blue Crabs…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 181, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 204, 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.
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