Game Preview & Recap

FUJIWARA DRIVES HOME 2 IN PROFESSIONAL DEBUT AS PATS EVEN SERIES

CROUSE HOMERS AS SOMERSET BESTS NEW BRITAIN 8-4
 
In 140 Characters or Less: Fujiwara doubles, drives in 2 in professional debut, Crouse homers, but Patriots even series at 1 apiece 8-4 #ItsBetterWithTheBees
 
The Game Changed When… Somerset came to bat in the top of the 8th inning with the score tied up at 1. Nine hitters would come to the plate and 5 runs would come home to score, led by a 2 RBI single from Christian Marrero and a 2 run home run by Kyle Roller. The Patriots would take a 6-1 lead at the time, and it would prove to be enough to secure the win.
 
Pitchers of Record: W: Efrain Nieves (1-0) – L: Nate Roe (2-3)
 
Player(s) of the Game: Christian Marrero (Somerset) – 2-4, 3 RBI | Michael Crouse (New Britain) – 1-3, HR, RBI | Tsuyoshi Fujiwara (New Britain) – 1-1, 2B, 2 RBI, first professional career hit and runs batted in
 
Next Game: Wednesday, July 5th, 6:35 P.M.
 
Tale of the Tape – Somerset Patriots (1-1, 43-29) vs. New Britain Bees (1-1, 27-45)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Nick Greenwood (0-1, 4.15) | Somerset: RHP Will Oliver (3-1, 5.40)
 
TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
 
PROMOTIONS: Every Wednesday game at New Britain Stadium is a YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day! Fans can get a family 4 pack, which includes 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 bags of chips, 4 drinks, and a 10% discount at B. Hive & Co. for just $50, a 60% discount! Use the promo code “FUN4” when ordering tickets online!
 
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 6:20 P.M.
 
Bees Buzz: Tsuyoshi Fujiwara made his professional debut pinch hitting in the bottom of the 8th inning, and recorded his first career hit and RBI with a 2 run double…Mike Lee recorded 6 strikeouts in his outing today, which ties the season high by any Bees pitcher for most strikeouts in a game…The Bees have hit 6 home runs through their last 6 games…Jake McGuiggan recorded 3 hits in a game for the first time since August 28th last season, also against Somerset…Brandon Fry has not allowed a run in 10 of his last 11 outings (8 innings)…The Bees have scored first in 3 consecutive games…With 1/3 of an inning of relief today, Brandon Fry is now 10 innings away from 100 innings pitched as a Bee…Conor Bierfeldt has reached base safely in 12 consecutive games…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 212, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 235, 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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