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CROUSE HOMERS, BUT CRABS BEST BEES IN EXTRAS 5-4

SOUTHERN MARYLAND TAKES GAME 1 WITH 11 INNING VICTORY
 
In 140 Characters or Less: Crouse hits 3 run homer, Griffin notches 4 hits, but Bees fall to Blue Crabs in 11 innings 5-4 to open 3 game set #NewBritainVsEverybody
 
The Game Changed When… Luis Alen came to bat in the top of the 11th with Cory Vaughn on second and Zach Cone at first. Alen would notch an RBI single to left field, bringing home Vaughn for the go ahead run, breaking the tie. The Blue Crabs would hold the 5-4 lead to secure the victory.
 
Pitchers of Record: W: Craig Stem (2-1) | L: Brandon Shimo (4-2) | SV: Eppley (23)
 
Player(s) of the Game: Cory Vaughn (Southern Maryland) – 2-3, HR, 4 RBI | Michael Crouse (New Britain) – 1-5, HR, 3 RBI | Jon Griffin (New Britain) – 4-5, 2B
 
Next Game: Saturday, July 15th, 6:35 P.M.
 
Tale of the Tape – Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (4-1, 42-32) vs. New Britain Bees (3 3, 29-47)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Kyle Simon (5-6, 4.61) | Southern Maryland: RHP Drew Hayes (4-3, 4.67)
 
TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
 
PROMOTIONS: Relive your favorite Hardware City baseball memories on New Britain Baseball Throwback Night! Any fan wearing past or present New Britain professional baseball gear will get a $5 ticket to the game! After the game, FIREWORKS!
 
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 6:20 P.M.
 
Bees Buzz: Michael Crouse hit his second 3 run home run of the season in today’s game. He is tied for the team lead in 3 run home runs with Conor Bierfeldt (2)…With the flyout of Brian Bistagne in the top of the 1st inning for the first out of the game, Nick Greenwood officially logged 800 innings pitched in his professional career…Today’s game was Nick Greenwood’s longest outing of the season (6 innings)…Jon Griffin totaled 4 hits in the game, his first 4 hit game since June 19 of last season against Sugar Land, and the first 4 hit game for any Bees player this season…This game was New Britain’s 4th extra inning game against the Blue Crabs this season. They are 3-1 in extra inning contests against Southern Maryland. The loss snaps New Britain’s win streak in extra inning games at 6…Today’s game was Craig Maddox’s first day off this season. With that, Jovan Rosa is now the only player in the Atlantic League to have played all 77 games this season…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 217, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 240, 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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