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NAPPO TAKES THE MOUND AS BEES LOOK FOR WIN IN RUBBER MATCH AGAINST PATRIOTS

In 140 Characters or Less: Nappo takes the mound as Bees look for series win in rubber match against the Patriots! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
 
Series: The Bees and Patriots square off for the final time of the 2017 season tonight as they wrap up their 3 game set. The Bees took game one of the series behind Michael Crouse’s 2 home runs and the arm of Kyle Simon. Simon threw his 6th complete game of the season as the Bees defated the Patriots by a score of 5-1. The Patriots evened the series last night as they defeated the Bees 7-5. Kyle Roller of the Patriots, went 2-5 driving in 2 runs in the win. 
 
The Bees: The Bees will send Greg Nappo to the mound tonight as they look to clinch the series with a win tonight. James Skelton walked 3 times in last night’s contest, putting him 3 walks away from tying the all-time Atlantic League season record. Conor Bierfeldt blasted his 22nd home of the season last night, setting a new career high, while Yusuke Kajimoto belted his 3rd home run of 2017.
 
The Opposition: The Patriots will send Mark Hamburger to the mound tonight. Hamburger is making his season debut for the Patriots tonight after being acquired from the St. Paul Saints of the American Association. The Patriots will look for the series clinching victory tonight after evening up the series with last night’s 7-5 victory. 
 
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Greg Nappo (3-2, 4.08) | Somerset: RHP Mark Hamburger (0-0, 0.00)
 
Key to the Game- Keep Hitting the Long Ball: Throughout this series, the Bees have been hitting the ball well, slugging 5 home runs over the past 2 games. Conor Bierfeldt crushed his 22nd home run in last night’s game, a new career high for the Bees slugger. Michael Crouse attributed 2 home runs in Tuesday night’s game, while Yusuke Kajimoto notched his 3rd home run of the year in last night’s contest. Look for the Bees to keep that trend going as they face Mark Hamburger who is making his 2017 Atlantic League debut after being acquired from the St. Paul Saints of the American Association. 
 
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 6:20 P.M.
 
Bees Buzz: With his 3 walks on the night, James Skelton now has 97 walks on the year, 3 away from the Atlantic League all time season record…Brandon Shimo’s streak of 9 consecutive outings without allowing a run was snapped at 9…Conor Bierfeldt hit his 22nd home run of the season last night, setting a new career high…Yusuke Kajimoto hit his 3rd home run of the season… Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 275, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 298, 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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