Game Preview & Recap

BEES BEGIN 2ND HALF WITH 6-2 WIN OVER PATRIOTS

BIERFELDT, SKELTON EACH HOMER IN VICTORY OVER SOMERSET
 
In 140 Characters or Less: Jamar Walton’s 1,000th career game is a 6-2 win over Somerset. Bierfeldt, Skelton each homer in the victory #ItsBetterWithTheBees
 
The Game Changed When… New Britain, already ahead 1-0, added onto their lead in the bottom of the 5th inning. 3 more runs would come across thanks to a 2 RBI single by Jovan Rosa and an infield single by Jordan Hinshaw. Somerset would battle back and score 2 runs of their own, but the inning would prove to be the game winning one as the 6-2 final was reached.
 
Pitchers of Record: W: Kyle Simon (5-5) | L: Rick Teasley (7-2)
 
Player(s) of the Game: Jovan Rosa (New Britain) – 1-4, 2 RBI | Kyle Roller (Somerset) – 2-4, 2 RBI | Conor Bierfeldt (New Britain) – 1-3, HR, RBI
 
Next Game: Tuesday, July 4th, 2:05 P.M.
 
Tale of the Tape – Somerset Patriots (0-1, 42-29) vs. New Britain Bees (1-0, 27-44)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Mike Lee (2-5, 4.45) | Somerset: RHP Lucas Irvine (4-2, 4.91)
 
TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
 
PROMOTIONS: Celebrate Independence Day with the New Britain Bees! All New Britain residents can get a ticket to the game for FREE with valid ID! Tomorrow’s game will begin at 2:05 P.M.!
 
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 1:50 P.M.
 
Bees Buzz: Tonight’s game was Jamar Walton’s 1,000th game of his professional career…Conor Bierfeldt has hit the first home run of each half for the Bees this season…The Bees have started out both halves of the 2017 season against a left handed pitcher…Conor Bierfeldt’s home run was his team leading 13th home run of the season….Today was the first game that the Bees were in the lead after 7 innings since June 23rd, also against Somerset…Brandon Fry has not allowed a run in 9 of his last 10 outings…Conor Bierfeldt has reached base safely in 12 consecutive games…Michael Baca has recorded multiple hits in 3 of his last 5 games…James Skelton has homered twice through his past 3 games…Stan Cliburn is now 2 wins away from 100 wins as manager of the Bees…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 211, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 234, 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 37 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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