In 140 Characters or Less: #SimonSays it’s time to make a quick visit to Lancaster to take on the Barnstormers beginning tonight at 6:30 #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: The Bees will play 3 games on the road in Lancaster before coming right back home. All 3 games have a 6:30 P.M. scheduled start time. Game 1 is tonight, game 2 will be on Tuesday night, and the final game will be on Wednesday night.
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Thursday, August 3rd vs. York: Thirsty Thursday
Friday, August 4th vs. York: Joe Furey First Pitch/Fat Tire Friday/Foul Pole Friday
Saturday, August 5th vs. York: Polish Heritage Night/FIREWORKS!
Sunday, August 6th vs. York: Sting’s Birthday Party/Schaller Hardware City Family Fun Day
Monday, August 7th vs. Sugar Land: Dollar Day Monday
Tuesday, August 8th vs. Sugar Land: Camp Day/Two-Fer Tuesday
Wednesday, August 9th vs. Sugar Land: YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day
The Bees: New Britain just concluded a 7 day, 7 game home stand. They are in the middle of a stretch in which they will play either York or Lancaster for 2 consecutive weeks. In yesterday’s game, Conor Bierfeldt hit his team leading 16th home run of the season, and Brian Dupra pitched 7 full innings, his longest outing since June 1st.
The Opposition: Lancaster is beginning a 7 day, 7 game home stand of their own with this series against New Britain, and then Sugar Land will visit for 4 games. In between series with the Bees, Lancaster visited Southern Maryland for a set which was originally scheduled to include the Freedom Division first half championship game, but that contest had to be postponed due to inclement weather.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Kyle Simon (6-8, 4.22) | Lancaster: LHP Jarret Leverett (7-5, 5.26)
Key to the Game – Power up: The Bees will be visiting Clipper Magazine Stadium, which has been very friendly to them in the home run department. On the season, they have hit 12 home runs in Lancaster, which is the most of any visiting ballpark, and it counts for more than 25% of their total home runs hit on the road. The next closest is Long Island, where they have hit 9 home runs on the season. Look for the Bees to heat up the bats and aim beyond the wall, putting runs on the board with the long ball.
Bees Buzz: With a walk in the bottom of the 2nd inning yesterday, Jordan Hinshaw has extended his on base streak to 20 consecutive games, which leads the team on the season in that category…Conor Bierfeldt hit a 2 run home run in the bottom of the 4th inning yesterday, his team leading 16th home run of the season…Jovan Rosa had 3 hits in yesterday’s game for his team leading 29th multi-hit game of the season…Yesterday was Brian Dupra’s longest outing since he went 7 full innings on June 1st against Bridgeport…Mike Hepple has not allowed a run in 8 of his last 10 outings…Yesterday’s game was 17 minutes longer than New Britain’s shortest 9 inning game this season (2:07 on July 20th at Somerset)…The Bees have hit 5 home runs through their last 5 games…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 232 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 255, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
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About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
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