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JAMAR WALTON’S 3 HITS, 2 RBI LEAD BEES TO 4-2 WIN

PETTIBONE TOSSES 7 STRONG INNINGS IN WIN OVER BLUEFISH
 
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In 140 Characters or Less: Pettibone earns the W, Walton collects 3 hits, including key 2 RBI double to give the Bees a 4-2 win over Bridgeport #NewBritainVsEverybody
 
The Game Changed When… Jamar Walton stepped up to the plate in the top of the 3rd inning with the bases loaded. At the time, New Britain led 1-0. He would clear the bases with a 2 RBI double, scoring James Skelton and Jovan Rosa to extend New Britain’s lead to 3-0. The double would prove to be essential in securing the win over the Bluefish, as it brought the game winning run home.
 
Pitchers of Record: W: Jonathan Pettibone (2-6) | L: Rainy Lara (9-7) | SV: Shawn Gilblair (14)
 
Player(s) of the Game: Jamar Walton (New Britain) – 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI | Gustavo Molina (Bridgeport) – 2-3, 2 RBI | Jovan Rosa (New Britain) – 1-4, HR, RBI, 2 R
 
Next Game: Wednesday, August 23rd, 7:12 P.M.
 
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (19-24, 45-68) vs. Bridgeport Bluefish (21-24, 62-53)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Casey Coleman (0-1, 4.24) | Bridgeport: RHP Reinier Roibal (2-2, 3.11)
 
HOME TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
 
UPCOMING PROMOTIONS: 
 
Friday, August 25th vs. Long Island: Latin Heritage Night/Fat Tire Friday/Foul Pole Friday
Saturday, August 26th vs. Long Island: Beers in the Ballpark/Stanley Tape Measure Giveaway/FIREWORKS
Sunday, August 27th vs. Long Island: Martin Rosol’s Giveaway/Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day
 
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 7:00 P.M.
 
Bees Buzz: With the strikeout of Luis Hernandez to start the bottom of the 1st inning, Jonathan Pettibone reached 500 strikeouts in his professional career…Michael Crouse is now the Atlantic League leader in stolen bases after stealing 2 in tonight’s game, bringing his season total to 35…James Skelton has recorded a hit in 9 of his last 10 games…Jamar Walton has recorded multiple hits in 3 of his last 4 games…Jovan Rosa hit his 14th home run of the season in the top of the 1st inning, adding on to his personal career high for most home runs in a season…The Bees have won 4 of their last 5 games against the Bluefish…Jonathan Pettibone has pitched 7 full innings in back to back starts. With the win tonight, he earns his first win of the season since June 15th against York…James Skelton drew his league leading 76th walk in the top of the 5th inning…With 3 hits in tonight’s game, Jamar Walton is now 13 hits away from 1,000 hits in his professional career…8 of the starting 9 hitters in New Britain’s lineup all recorded at least 1 hit in the game…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 253, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 276, 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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