Game Preview & Recap

SKELTON HOMERS, GETS 3 HITS, BUT BARNSTORMERS RALLY LATE TO TAKE SERIES

SHORT ROAD TRIP ENDS WITH 6-5 LOSS TO LANCASTER
 
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In 140 Characters or Less: Skelton finishes a triple shy of the cycle, Rosa gets 3 hits but ‘Stormers rally late to take the series with 6-5 win #NewBritainVsEverybody
 
The Game Changed When… 8 batters came to the plate in the bottom of the 8th inning for Lancaster, who trailed 5-3 at the time. 3 runs would come across to score in the inning thanks to RBI hits from Garrett Weber and Nate Coronado, along with a wild pitch thrown by Brandon League to bring Weber home for the game winning run. Lancaster would take a 6-5 lead and hold it for the remaining 3 outs of the contest.
 
Pitchers of Record: W: R.J. Hively (4-0) | L: Brandon League (0-2) | SV: Anthony Carter (22)
 
Player(s) of the Game: Sean Halton (Lancaster) – 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI | James Skelton (New Britain) – 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI | Jovan Rosa (New Britain) – 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI
 
Next Game: Thursday, August 3rd, 6:35 P.M.
 
Tale of the Tape – York Revolution (14-11, 42-53) vs. New Britain Bees (9-16, 35-60)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (1-4, 4.04) | York: LHP Logan Williamson (4-7, 4.53)
 
TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
 
PROMOTIONS: Every Thursday game at New Britain Stadium is Thirsty Thursday! Fans in attendance over 21 can enjoy half price domestic draft beer at every concession stand!
 
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 6:20 P.M.
 
Bees Buzz: Michael Crouse has stolen at least 1 base in each game of this past series with Lancaster. He leads the team in that category with 28 steals on the season…Jovan Rosa has recorded 7 hits through his last 4 games…James Skelton hit a 2 run home run in the top of the 7th inning, his 10th home run of the year. Skelton had 10 home runs in all of last season. Tonight, he finished a triple shy of the cycle…Tonight’s game was only the fourth time this season that the Bees lost a game when leading after 7 innings…Jon Griffin has recorded multiple hits in back to back games…With 2 hits in tonight’s game, Conor Bierfeldt is now 11 hits away from 400 hits in his professional career…With 1/3 of an inning pitched in tonight’s game, Brandon Fry is now 1 inning away from 100 innings pitched as a member of the Bees…With 2/3 of an inning pitched in tonight’s game, Nate Roe is now 2/3 of an inning away from 300 innings pitched in his professional career…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 235, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 258, 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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