Game Preview & Recap

WALTON NOTCHES GRAND SLAM, 5 RBI AS BEES FALL IN 13-6 SLUGFEST

BEES COMBINE FOR 3 HOMERS, BUT DUCKS WIN THE SERIES
 
In 140 Characters or Less: Walton goes yard twice including a grand slam, drives in 5, Baca records 3 hits in 13-6 slugfest loss to Ducks #NewBritainVsEverybody
 
The Game Changed When… Elmer Reyes came to bat in the bottom of the 3rd inning for the Ducks, with Long Island leading 5-2. Marc Krauss was on first base after being walked, and Reyes would bring both he and Krauss home with a 2 run home run to extend Long Island’s lead to 7-2. That home run would go down as the game winning hit when the final out of the game was recorded.
 
Pitchers of Record: W: Matt Larkins (4-6) | L: Brian Dupra (3-7)
 
Player(s) of the Game: Anthony Vega (Long Island) – 4-6, 2B, HR, 3 RBI | Elmer Reyes (Long Island) – 3-4, HR, 3 RBI | Jamar Walton (New Britain) – 2-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI
 
Next Game: Thursday, July 20th, 7:05 P.M.
 
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (6-6, 32-50) vs. Somerset Patriots (5-6, 47-34)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Kyle Simon (6-6, 4.24) | Somerset: RHP Will Oliver (3-2, 5.84)
 
HOME TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
 
UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:
 
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
 
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 6:50 P.M.
 
Bees Buzz: Jamar Walton hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 6th inning, the third grand slam in Bees franchise history, the first one since June 17th last season, and the first on the road since May 28th. Two of those grand slams have been hit at Long Island…James Skelton hit his third leadoff home run of the season in tonight’s game, his most recent one coming on May 19th…Michael Baca recorded 3 hits in tonight’s game, his first 3 hit game of his professional career...Michael Crouse has stolen a base in back to back games, and in 3 of his last 4 games…Tonight’s game is Jamar Walton’s first 5 RBI game of his Atlantic League career. He joins Michael Crouse as the only Bees players to have a 5 RBI performance this season…Brian Dupra allowed 11 runs in his outing, 9 of them earned. That’s a season high in both categories by any Bees pitcher…New Britain has hit at least 1 home run in 6 consecutive games…Craig Maddox has recorded a hit and reached base safely in 13 consecutive games…Mike Hepple has pitched at least 1 scoreless inning of relief in all 3 games of this series, and has not allowed a run in 5 consecutive outings…The only Bees bench player who did not see any playing time in tonight’s game was Yusuke Kajimoto…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 222, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 245, 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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