SPECIAL 1 PM START TIME ON SUNDAY
In 140 Characters or Less: Bees rally late, but fall short in game 1 to Bridgeport 6-5 on Saturday. Doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 1 PM #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When… Bridgeport was holding on to a 3-2 lead going into the top of the 6th. Jose Cuevas and Daniel Fields would reach base, bringing Jose Gil to the plate. He would hit a 3 run home run to extend Bridgeport’s lead to 6-2. New Britain would answer in the bottom half with 3 runs of their own, but the 3 run shot would prove to be the game winner as the 6-5 final was reached.
Pitchers of Record: W: Rainy Lara (7-3) | L: Nick Greenwood (0-1) | SV: David Carpenter (24)
Player(s) of the Game: Jose Gil (Bridgeport) – 2-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBI | Michael Baca (New Britain) – 2-3, 2B, RBI
Next Game: Sunday, July 2nd, 1:00 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – Bridgeport Bluefish (39-29) vs. New Britain Bees (26-42)
Starting Pitchers –
Game 1: New Britain: RHP Brian Dupra (3-5, 4.65) | Bridgeport: RHP Kevin Jefferis (0-0, 0.00)
Game 2: New Britain: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (1-3, 3.71) | Bridgeport: RHP Cory Riordan (5-3, 3.42)
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| Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
PROMOTIONS: Sundays are Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Days at New Britain Stadium! Before the game, fans can get autographs from Bees players. After the game, all kids are invited to run the bases!
Bees Buzz: Jovan Rosa has recorded multiple hits in 4 consecutive games…James Skelton hit his 7th home run of the season in the game, a solo shot to lead off the 6th…With 1 hit in today’s game, Craig Maddox now has 698 hits in his career…Nick Greenwood suffered his first loss as a Bee in the game…Michael Baca has recorded multiple hits in back to back games…James Skelton and Jamar Walton are both approaching 1,000 career games played. After tonight’s game, Skelton is 1 away, and Walton is 3 away…Tonight’s game was Michael Crouse’s 11th multi-RBI game of the season. He is now tied for the team lead in that category with Conor Bierfeldt…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 208, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 231, 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.