Game Preview & Recap

SIMON GOES THE DISTANCE BUT BEES DROP OPENER TO PATS 5-1

MADDOX EXTENDS HITTING STREAK TO 14 IN LOSS TO SOMERSET
 
In 140 Characters or Less: Simon throws second consecutive complete game, Maddox extends hitting streak to 14 in 5-1 loss to Patriots #NewBritainVsEverybody
 
The Game Changed When… Kyle Roller hit his first home run of the contest in the bottom of the 6th inning. Mark Minicozzi hit a single to begin the frame, and then Roller would send the second pitch he saw over the wall to extend the Patriots lead to 3-0 at the time. The first home run would be the game winning hit as New Britain scored 1 run of their own in the following half inning, and the 5-1 final would eventually be reached.
 
Pitchers of Record: W: A.J. Achter (1-0) | L: Kyle Simon (6-7)
 
Player(s) of the Game: Kyle Roller (Somerset) – 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI | Kyle Simon (New Britain) – CG, 8 IP, 4 ER, 3 K | James Skelton (New Britain) – 4-4
 
Next Game: Friday, July 21st, 7:05 P.M.
 
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (6-7, 32-51) vs. Somerset Patriots (6-7, 48-35)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Eric Fornataro (0-2, 6.08) | Somerset: RHP Lucas Irvine (6-2, 3.95)
 
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: Kyle Simon has tossed consecutive complete games…James Skelton had 4 hits in tonight’s game, his first 4 hit game since July 31st of last season against Southern Maryland and his first 3+ hit game this season…Kyle Simon has pitched 7 or more innings in 6 consecutive outings…Craig Maddox has extended both his hitting and on base streaks to 14 consecutive games, which ties the season high in both categories set by Jordan Hinshaw. 14 consecutive games is the New Britain franchise record for a hitting streak by a single player…The Bees now lead the Atlantic League in complete games with 5 total on the season…New Britain’s streak of hitting a home run in consecutive games has been snapped at 6…Tonight’s game was New Britain’s first game to have a rain delay and then later resume without being suspended or postponed…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 223, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 246, 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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