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In 140 Characters or Less: A pair of 3 run home runs, one by Jon Griffin and another by Michael Crouse lead Bees to 7-3 win over Skeeters #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When… Up 3-0 after a 3 run home run by Jon Griffin in the bottom of the 1st inning, Michael Crouse came to bat with 2 runners on in the 2nd inning. He would follow in Griffin’s footsteps with a 3 run shot of his own, extending New Britain’s lead to 6-0. When the 7-3 final score was reached, Crouse’s homer would go down as the game winning hit.
Pitchers of Record: W: Kyle Simon (7-10) | L: Jake Hale (7-5)
Player(s) of the Game: Michael Crouse (New Britain) – 1-4, HR, 3 RBI | Joe Benson (Sugar Land) – 3-3, 2B | Jon Griffin (New Britain) – 1-4, HR, 3 RBI
Next Game: Thursday, August 10th, 6:30 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (11-20, 37-64) vs. York Revolution (19-13, 47-55)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Mike Lee (2-6, 4.42) | York: RHP Victor Mateo (5 6, 3.82)
HOME TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Tuesday, August 15th vs. Southern Maryland: Two-Fer Tuesday
Wednesday, August 16th vs. Southern Maryland: Princess and Superhero Night/YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day
Thursday, August 17th vs. Southern Maryland: Coors Light Cup Giveaway/Thirsty Thursday
Friday, August 18th vs. Bridgeport: Scrubs Night/Red Cross Blood Drive/Fat Tire Friday/Foul Pole Friday
Saturday, August 19th vs. Bridgeport: Game 2 of Home and Home Doubleheader/Scout Campout/FIREWORKS
Sunday, August 20th vs. Bridgeport: Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel ( and Facebook Live (, starting at 6:15 P.M.
Bees Buzz: Jon Griffin hit a 3 run home run in the 1st inning, his 7th home run of the year. Griffin has hit two 3 run home runs in exactly 2 weeks…Michael Crouse hit a 3 run home run in the 2nd inning, his 15th home run of the year. Crouse leads the Bees with four 3 run home runs…The last time the Bees had multiple 3 run home runs in a game was on July 28th last season against Southern Maryland. James Skelton and Jon Griffin homered in the game…With 2 strikeouts in his start, Jonathan Pettibone is now 2 strikeouts away from 500 strikeouts in his professional career…Jovan Rosa has recorded multiple hits in 6 of his last 7 games. He leads the Bees in that category with 35 multi-hit games…Kyle Simon made his first relief appearance in a game since May 8th, also against Sugar Land…With a hit in tonight’s game, Jake McGuiggan is now 2 hits away from 100 hits in his professional career…This series is the first official series split for the Bees this season, with Sugar Land taking a victory in game 1 and the Bees victorious tonight in game 2…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 241, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 264, 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, 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. 
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