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COLEMAN TAKES THE HILL FOR GAME 2 OF 3 VS. BLUEFISH

NEW BRITAIN BEES (19-24, 45-68) VS. BRIDGEPORT BLUEFISH (21-24, 62-53) 
 
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In 140 Characters or Less: Casey Coleman gets the nod as the Bees take on Bridgeport in the middle game of their 3 game set tonight at 7:12 #NewBritainVsEverybody
 
Series: New Britain and Bridgeport will square off for the final time in the 2017 season with a 3 game series at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. All games have a scheduled 7:12 P.M. start time. The Bees won game 1 by a score of 4-2. Game 2 is tonight, and the final game of the series will be tomorrow night.
 
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
 
The Bees: Last night the Bees defeated the Bluefish behind a solid start by pitcher Jonathan Pettibone and key offensive performances by players like Jovan Rosa, who homered and scored 2 runs, along with Jamar Walton, who went 3-4 with the game winning 2 RBI double in the top of the 3rd inning. Pettibone pitched 7 innings, only allowing 2 runs off of 4 hits, striking out 2 batters.
 
The Opposition: Starting pitcher Rainy Lara was able to counter much of Pettibone’s efforts throughout the contest last night, only giving up 3 runs off of 5 hits through 6 innings. Their only 2 runs came in the bottom of the 4th and 6th innings, both off of the bat of Gustavo Molina. He hit an RBI double in the 4th and then a sacrifice fly in the 6th. The Bridgeport bullpen gave up 6 hits through 3 innings of relief, but only allowed one extra run.
 
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Casey Coleman (0-1, 4.24) | Bridgeport: RHP Reinier Roibal (2-2, 3.11)
 
Key to the Game – Road Warrior Walton: Last night, Jamar Walton drove in the game winning runs with a 2 RBI double in the top of the 3rd inning, adding on to his impressive road game resume. In 44 games on the road, Walton is batting .281 with 10 doubles, 10 home runs and 31 RBI, generating a sum of 87 total bases. At home, he is batting .291, but only with 7 doubles, 1 home run and 13 RBI in 45 games, a total of 58 total bases. Look for Walton to continue to use his keen ability to generate extra power and split the gaps at road ballparks to his advantage, and for the rest of the New Britain batting order to revolve around his successes.
 
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 7:00 P.M.
 
Song of the Day: Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
 
 
Bees Buzz: With the strikeout of Luis Hernandez to start the bottom of the 1st inning yesterday, Jonathan Pettibone reached 500 strikeouts in his professional career…Michael Crouse is now the Atlantic League leader in stolen bases after stealing 2 in last night’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 15th home run of the season in the top of the 1st inning yesterday, 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 last night, he earned 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 yesterday…With 3 hits in last night’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 yesterday’s game…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 253 yesterday, 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. For further information or to reserve seats, email tickets@nbbees.com, call 860-826-BEES (2337), or visit NBBees.com.
 
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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