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In 140 Characters or Less: Four Bees home runs + complete game shutout by Kyle Simon = 11-0 win for the Bees over the Blue Crabs #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When… The Bees put their first runs on the board in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Craig Maddox came to bat with Jon Griffin on base, and he would hit a 2 run home run to right center field, giving New Britain a 2-0 lead at the time. The Bees would continue to add on from there, eventually reaching the 11-0 final score.
Pitchers of Record: W: Kyle Simon (8-10) | L: Brian Grening (7-6)
Player(s) of the Game: Kyle Simon (New Britain) – 9 IP, CG, SHO, 4 H, 4 BB, 6 K | Craig Maddox (New Britain) – 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
Next Game: Wednesday, August 16th, 6:35 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-24, 52-55) vs. New Britain Bees (15-21, 41-65)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (1-5, 4.60) | Southern Maryland: RHP Daryl Thompson (6-6, 3.878)
TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
PROMOTIONS: It’s a night of action and fashion at New Britain Stadium tomorrow for Princess and Superhero Night! Any child 12 and under who comes to the ballpark in a superhero or princess costume will receive a free ticket to the game! Don’t forget to get a picture with Super Sting! Every Wednesday game is YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day. Get 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 bags of chips, 4 drinks, and a 10% discount at B. Hive & Co. for just $50, a 60% discount! Use promo code “FUN4” when purchasing your tickets online!
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel ( and Facebook Live (, starting at 6:20 P.M.
Bees Buzz: This game is the third time that Kyle Simon pitched 9 innings against the Blue Crabs, with 2 of them counting for complete games. Simon has pitched back to back complete games against Southern Maryland…Simon is now the Atlantic League leader in complete games (3)…The 11 run differential in the victory is the largest run differential in a win in Bees history…Today’s game was the first time that the Bees hit 4 home runs in a game with 4 different batters since September 18th of last season. It is the second time this season that the Bees have hit 4 home runs in a game, the first instance occurring on May 21st against Lancaster. Jamar Walton had 3 homers in that contest…James Skelton continues to add to his career high in home runs in a season with a solo shot tonight, bringing his season total to 12. It is also Skelton’s second homer in 4 games…Craig Maddox hit a 2 run home run in the bottom of the 2nd, his 7th homer of the season. He finished a triple shy of the cycle tonight, and has totaled 8 RBI in his last 5 games…Tonight’s game was 11 minutes longer than New Britain’s shortest 9 inning game of the season (2:07 on July 20th at Somerset)…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 246, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 269, including postseason. Rosa is also 3 games away from 900 games played in his professional career.
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.
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