Game Preview & Recap

WALTON GETS 2 HITS, DRIVES IN 2 IN 8-4 LOSS TO LANCASTER

GRIFFIN PLAYS 700TH CAREER GAME ON FIRST CAMP DAY OF 2017
 
In 140 Characters or Less: Walton scores 2 with 2 hits, Rosa picks up 3 of hits of his own in an 8-4 loss to Lancaster. Game 3 tomorrow at 6:35 #ItsBetterWithTheBees
 
The Game Changed When… In a 4-4 tie, Lancaster sent 8 hitters to the plate in the top of the 8th inning. 3 of them would score to break the stalemate, giving Lancaster the 7-4 lead. The rally was led by an RBI single by Anderson De La Rosa and a 2 run home run by Nate Coronado.
 
Pitchers of Record: W: John Kuchno (1-0) | L: Brandon Shimo (4-4) |
 
Player(s) of the Game: Nate Coronado (Lancaster) – 2-3, HR, 3 RBI | Jamar Walton (New Britain) – 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
 
Next Game: Wednesday, July 26th, 6:35 P.M.
 
Tale of the Tape – Lancaster Barnstormers (11-7, 49-38) vs. New Britain Bees (7-10, 33-54)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Kyle Simon (6-7, 4.27) | Lancaster: LHP Jarret Leverett (6-5, 5.21)
 
TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
 
PROMOTIONS: It’s YMCA Night at New Britain Stadium! The first 1,500 fans through the gates will take home a special giveaway courtesy of YMCA! Every Wednesday home game for the Bees is YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day. Fans can take advantage of a special family 4 pack deal, which includes 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 bags of chips, 4 drinks, and a 10% discount at B. Hive and Co., a $125 value for just $50!
 
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 6:20 P.M.
 
Bees Buzz: Jovan Rosa has recorded multiple hits in back to back games, and continues to lead the Bees in multi-hit games with 28…Jamar Walton stole his 2nd base of the season in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Both of Walton’s steals have come against Lancaster, the other one happening on June 27th…With the strikeout of Sean Halton for the first out of the 6th inning, Casey Coleman reached 1,000 career innings pitched…Jamar Walton now has 8 RBI against the Barnstormers, as well as 8 total RBI through his last 5 games. He is second on the Bees in RBI against Lancaster behind Jovan Rosa with 10…Brandon Fry has not allowed a run in 16 of his last 18 appearances out of the bullpen…Today’s game was Jonathan Griffin’s 700th game of his professional career…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 227, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 250, 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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