LANCASTER BARNSTORMERS (10-7, 48-38) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (7-9, 33-53)
In 140 Characters or Less: At 12:05 P.M., Brian Dupra and the Bees host the first of two Camp Days at New Britain Stadium, taking on Lancaster #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: The Bees are back home for a 7 game home stand beginning with a 4 game set against the Barnstormers. Lancaster bested New Britain in a 2-1 contest for game 1. Game 2 will be the first Camp Day game for the Bees with a special 12:05 P.M. start time today. Game 3 will be tomorrow night at 6:35, and the set will conclude on Thursday night at 6:35.
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PROMOTIONS: Today is the first of two Camp Day games at New Britain Stadium! Add on to your summer camp memories by enjoying the action of a Bees game! First pitch is scheduled for a special 12:05 P.M. start time!
The Bees: Jonathan Pettibone was trading zeroes with Lancaster starter Tommy Shirley throughout most of his outing until the top of the 5th inning, when an unearned run came across. The Bees bullpen combined to throw 4 full innings, only allowing 1 run and striking out 3 hitters, giving up 3 hits. New Britain’s lone run came in the bottom of the 6th inning when Jonathan Griffin drew a bases loaded walk to score Jovan Rosa.
The Opposition: Starting pitcher Tommy Shirley pitched 5 full shutout innings, only allowing 3 hits and striking out 4 batters. Beau Amaral and Rico Noel both had 2 hits in the contest, including a double by Amaral. Noel would eventually score the game winning run in the top of the 8th inning off of a Brandon League wild pitch. The other run came home when Amaral scored Nate Coronado from third with a single.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Brian Dupra (3-7, 6.29) | Lancaster: RHP Bryan Evans (6-3, 4.87)
Key to the Game – Extras from Evans: Bryan Evans’s last start against the Bees was on June 27th in Lancaster. He allowed 5 runs off of 8 hits through 5 innings, but would get the win in a 14-9 victory for the Barnstormers. Since then, the opponents’ on base percentage, slugging percentage, WHIP, and batting average has gone up against him, however his ERA has dropped. The key to a victory today will be for the Bees offense to get extra base hits off of Evans and chain hits together, taking advantage of the increasing percentages against him.
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Bees Buzz: With a walk in the bottom of the 4th inning yesterday, Jordan Hinshaw has reached base safely in 14 consecutive games. That ties the season high for longest on base streak by any Bees player this season, held by both Hinshaw and Craig Maddox…Jovan Rosa had 2 hits in yesterday’s game to notch his team leading 27th multi-hit game of the season…Yesterday’s game was Jonathan Griffin’s 699th game of his professional career…Michael Baca has recorded a hit in 5 consecutive games…Last night’s game was Brandon League’s first decision this season…Mike Hepple has not allowed a run in 7 consecutive outings (9 innings)…Jonathan Pettibone has not allowed an earned run in back to back starts (9 innings)…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 226 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 249, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
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