ROSA, MADDOX GO YARD IN 6-1 WIN OVER PATRIOTS
In 140 Characters or Less: Kyle Simon tosses 8 1/3 spectacular innings, Rosa and Maddox go yard in 6-1 victory over Pats. Game 3 tomorrow at 1:35 #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When… Craig Maddox came to bat in the bottom of the 1st for the Bees with James Skelton on 2nd base. He would hit an RBI double to bring Skelton home for the game’s first run, and then Conor Bierfeldt would follow with an RBI double of his own, allowing Maddox to score and giving the Bees an early 2-0 lead.
Pitchers of Record: W: Kyle Simon (3-3) | L: Jerome Williams (2-3)
Player(s) of the Game: Kyle Simon (New Britain) – 8 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 K | Craig Maddox (New Britain) – 2-4, HR, 2 RBI
Next Game: Sunday, June 11th, 1:35 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – Somerset Patriots (29-20) vs. New Britain Bees (17-31)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Eric Fornataro (0-2, 7.31) | Somerset: RHP Mitch Atkins (4-3, 3.91)
TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
PROMOTIONS: Sunday is Bark in the Park at New Britain Stadium! Bring your canine friend to the ballpark to enjoy the action of Bees baseball! Dogs get in FREE! Every Sunday home game is Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day, where fans can get autographs before the game, and kids can run the bases after the game!
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 1:20 P.M.
Bees Buzz: Today’s victory ended a 4 game losing streak for New Britain…The Bees have hit a home run in 3 consecutive games…Before giving up a solo shot in the top of the 9th, Kyle Simon had not allowed a run in 14 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings…Jordan Hinshaw got his first ALPB hit with a double in the bottom of the 8th inning…Conor Bierfeldt has had multiple hits in back to back games…Craig Maddox hit a solo shot in the 7th inning of the game, his first home run since April 28th…Conor Bierfeldt tallied 2 RBI in tonight’s game, bringing his team leading RBI total on the season to 29…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 188, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 211, 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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