NEW BRITAIN BEES (4-4, 30-48) VS. LONG ISLAND DUCKS (4-6, 40-40)
In 140 Characters or Less: Fresh off a series win vs. the Blue Crabs, Greg Nappo & the Bees head to Long Island for a 3 game set with the Ducks #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: This series will be New Britain’s first visit to Long Island since their first road series of the season from April 28th-30th. All games have a scheduled 6:35 P.M. start time. Game 1 will be tonight, followed by game 2 on Tuesday night, and finally game 3 on Wednesday night.
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Monday, July 24th vs. Lancaster: Dollar Day Monday
Tuesday, July 25th vs. Lancaster: Camp Day Game/Two-Fer Tuesday
Wednesday, July 26th vs. Lancaster: YMCA Giveaway/YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day
Thursday, July 27th vs. Lancaster: Coors Light Cup Giveaway/Irish Heritage Night/Thirsty Thursday/TD Bank Night
Friday, July 28th vs. York: Fat Tire Friday/Foul Pole Friday
Saturday, July 29th vs. York: Bees Block Party/Stanley Tape Measure Giveaway/FIREWORKS!
Sunday, July 30th vs. York: Linda Cohn First Pitch/Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day
The Bees: New Britain secured their second consecutive home series win yesterday after a walkoff win against Southern Maryland. Conor Bierfeldt brought home James Skelton from second with a single in the bottom of the 9th with the score tied at 4. The win was also New Britain’s 13th come from behind win of the season, and their second consecutive win to come in that fashion.
The Opposition: Long Island is at an even .500 record after their most recent loss to Somerset yesterday. The Ducks are currently in the middle of a 6 game home stand, which concludes with this series against the Bees. They have lost two consecutive series overall, first to Southern Maryland on the road and then the next to Somerset at home. Lew Ford and Dan Lyons have been on fire at the plate in their past 10 games, both batting .310 or above, combining for 5 home runs and 11 RBI.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Greg Nappo (0-0, 6.00) | Long Island: RHP Tyler Levine (2-0, 3.20)
Key to the Game – Crouse carry: In his last 5 games, Michael Crouse has batted .278 with 2 home runs (both of them 3 run shots), 6 RBI, and 3 runs scored. Against the Ducks this season, he has hit 2 of his league leading 6 triples, a home run, driven in 4 runs and scored 5 runs in 10 games, posting a .265 average. Look for the Bees to follow Crouse’s lead at the plate, with batters in the lineup before him getting on base and batters below him bringing him around to put runs on the board.
Bees Buzz: Yesterday’s walkoff single was Conor Bierfeldt’s second walkoff hit of the season, and the first walkoff win for the Bees since May 28th, also against Southern Maryland…The Bees have won back to back series at home…Michael Crouse has hit two 3 run home runs through his last 3 games…Jordan Hinshaw tallied 3 hits yesterday, his first 3 hit game as a member of the Bees and his 12th multi-hit game overall…Brandon League has not allowed a run in 6 consecutive outings…New Britain has driven in 8 runs via the long ball through their last 3 games...With a single in the bottom of the 9th inning yesterday, James Skelton now has 800 hits in his professional career…Yesterday’s game was the first time that New Britain’s opponent did not score in the first inning since July 5th (6 games)…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 219 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 242, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
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