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VILLAESCUSA HITS FIRST ALPB HOMER AS BEES FALL TO PATS 5-2

KAJIMOTO, BACA, VILLAESCUSA EACH TALLY 2 HITS IN LOSS
 
In 140 Characters or Less: Villaescusa hits first professional homer since 2011, gets 2 hits in 5-2 loss to Somerset. Game 3 tomorrow at 7:05 #NewBritainVsEverybody
 
The Game Changed When… Somerset put 3 runs on the board in the bottom of the 5th inning, all with 2 outs. Carlos Guzman started the rally by drawing a bases loaded walk, and Yovan Gonzalez would follow with an RBI single. Finally, Aharon Eggleston would draw another bases loaded walk for the third run. Gonzalez’s RBI single would be the official game winning hit.
 
Pitchers of Record: W: Lucas Irvine (7-2) | L: Brandon Shimo (4-3) | SV: Dustin Molleken (1)
 
Player(s) of the Game: Yovan Gonzalez (Somerset) – 3-3, 2B, RBI | Ivan Villaescusa (New Britain) – 2-4, HR, RBI
 
Next Game: Saturday, July 22nd, 7:05 P.M.
 
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (6-8, 32-52) vs. Somerset Patriots (7-7, 49-35)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Greg Nappo (0-0, 4.91) | Somerset: RHP Dave Kubiak (4-7, 3.66)
 
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: Ivan Villaescusa’s home run in the top of the 5th inning is his first home run of his Atlantic League career, and his first professional home run since 2011…The only current Bees player that is active on the roster to not have a home run is Tsuyoshi Fujiwara…All of the scoring in tonight’s game for both sides came with 2 outs in their respective innings…In 15 games against the Patriots this season, the Bees have scored first in 10 of them…Michael Baca has recorded 6 total hits through his last 3 games…Mike Hepple has not allowed a run in 6 consecutive outings (8 total innings)…Jon Griffin is now 2 games away from 700 games in his professional career…Craig Maddox’s hitting and on base streaks have both been snapped at 14 games. He is now tied with Jordan Hinshaw for the longest streaks in both of those categories. 14 games is the franchise record for the Bees in consecutive games with a hit by a single player…The Bees have hit 7 home runs through their last 5 games…New Britain has not won a game this season where their opponent has scored exactly 5 runs. They are 0-15 in that situation…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 224, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 247, 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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