SOMERSET PATRIOTS (28-19) vs. NEW BRITAIN BEES (16-30)
In 140 Characters or Less: Fat Tire Friday and Foul Pole Friday are back at New Britain Stadium as the Bees host Somerset tonight at 6:35! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: New Britain’s 6 game home stand continues with Somerset making a visit to New Britain Stadium. The series begins tonight at 6:35 P.M., followed by a 6:35 P.M. start on Saturday for game 2. The final game of the series and the home stand for the Bees will be on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 P.M.
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PROMOTIONS: It’s Fat Tire Friday and Foul Pole Friday at New Britain Stadium every Friday night! Fans in attendance can sign up for their chance to win weekly giveaways presented by Fat Tire! If a designated Bees player hits a home run off of either foul pole, one lucky fan will take home $50,000 on Foul Pole Friday!
The Bees: The Bees are in the middle of a 6 game home stand that began with a 3 game set against the Ducks and will continue with a 3 game set against the Patriots. Last night, Conor Bierfeldt hit his team leading 9th home run of the season, and Yusuke Kajimoto tallied multiple hits, giving him multiple hit performances in 2 of his last 3 games. On the mound, Anthony Marzi struck out 6 batters, which ties the season high for most strikeouts in a game by a Bees pitcher.
The Opposition: Somerset plays 19 home games in the month of June this season, and only 9 on the road. This visit to New Britain accounts for 3 of those 9 games. They just wrapped up a home series against Bridgeport, and will go back home to host Long Island and York after their series with the Bees concludes. They lost the 3 game set against the Bluefish, and are coming into New Britain off of a loss last night.
Starters - New Britain: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (0-1, 2.45) | Somerset: RHP Lucas Irvine (2-1, 4.95)
Key to the Game – Turn the page: The Bees began the home stand by taking on Long Island, and the Ducks swept the Bees, moving their record versus one another to 5-5. New Britain had had early success against the Ducks, but struggled in the first half of the 6 game home stand against them. Look for the Bees to turn the page and focus on the task at hand, taking on the Liberty Division leading Somerset Patriots, and start off fresh at the plate, on the mound and in the field, putting the recent series against the Ducks behind them.
Bees Buzz: Conor Bierfeldt hit his team leading 9th home run of the season in the 2nd inning yesterday, which was also his team leading 24th RBI of the season…Michael Crouse stole his team leading 15th base in the 5th inning yesterday…Brandon Shimo extended his scoreless innings streak against Long Island to 8 innings with 3 scoreless innings of relief in yesterday’s game…Brandon Fry extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 8 1/3 after 1 full scoreless inning yesterday…Yusuke Kajimoto had 2 hits last night. He has logged multiple hits in 2 of his last 3 games…Yesterday’s game was the first time that James Skelton batted in the second spot of the batting order as a Bee…Anthony Marzi struck out 6 batters in his outing, which ties the season high for most strikeouts in a single game by a Bees pitcher…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 186, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 209, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call 860-826-BEES (2337), or visit NBBees.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
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