BIERFELDT, SKELTON HOMER AS BEES WIN GAME 2
In 140 Characters or Less: Greenwood goes 8 frames, Bierfeldt & Skelton homer as Bees complete home and home twin bill sweep with 7-2 win #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When… The game was tied at 1 in the bottom of the 5th inning, and Jovan Rosa came to bat for the Bees with James Skelton on second and Michael Crouse on first. Rosa would bring both of them home with a 2 RBI double to give the Bees a 3-1 lead at the time.
Pitchers of Record: W: Nick Greenwood (2-4) | L: Ross Seaton (1-1)
Player(s) of the Game: Jovan Rosa (New Britain) – 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI | James Skelton (New Britain) – 1-4, HR, 2 RBI | Angelys Nina (Bridgeport) – 2-4, HR, 2 RBI
Next Game: Sunday, August 20th, 1:00 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – Bridgeport Bluefish (20-22, 61-51) vs. New Britain Bees (17-23, 43-67)
Starting Pitchers –
Game 1: New Britain: RHP Nate Roe (5-3, 2.95) | Bridgeport: LHP Manny Parra (1-2, 7.71)
Game 2: New Britain: RHP Kyle Simon (8-10, 4.34) | Bridgeport: RHP Brian Gouin (0-1, 9.52)
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PROMOTIONS: Tomorrow is a Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day doubleheader at New Britain Stadium! Gates open at 12:00 P.M., first pitch for game 1 is at 1:00! Before game 1, fans can get autographs from their favorite Bees players, and after game 2, all kids are invited to run the bases!
Bees Buzz: Today was the first doubleheader sweep for the Bees this season…Conor Bierfeldt hit his team leading 18th home run of the season in the bottom of the 6th inning of game 2…James Skelton added on to his career high home run total on the season in game 2 with a 2 run shot in the bottom of the 7th inning…Michael Crouse stole his team leading 33rd base in the bottom of the 1st inning in game 2…New Britain scored 7 runs in both games today for a grand total of 14 runs, and had a combined 25 hits between both games…After being victorious in both games today, the Bees are 6-12 in doubleheader games…Nick Greenwood’s outing of 8 innings is the longest outing of his Atlantic League career, having never pitched more than 7 innings in a game…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 250, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 273, 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.