In 140 Characters or Less: Skelton ties ALPB single season walk record, Griffin’s 2 run blast lifts Bees to a 3-1 victory over the Blue Crabs #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When… In the top of the second inning, Jon Griffin stepped up to the plate with Craig Maddox on first base and sent the ball towering over the left field wall for his 13th home run of the season, giving the Bees an early 2-0 lead. That home run proved to be the difference maker, as the Bees held on for the victory.
Pitchers of Record: W: Nate Roe (7-6) | L: Craig Stem (2-3) | S: Shawn Gilblair (21)
Player(s) of the Game: Jon Griffin (New Britain) – 1-3, HR, 2 RBI | Michael Crouse (New Britain) - 1-4, HR, 1 RBI | Craig Maddox (New Britain) – 2-4, 1 Run
Next Game: Saturday, September 16th, 6:35 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (30-37, 56-81) vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (28-40, 67-71)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: Nick Greenwood (4-6, 4.71) | Southern Maryland: Brian Grening (9-7, 3.88)
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 6:20 P.M.
Bees Buzz: James Skelton drew his 101st walk of the season tonight, tying Bobby Hill’s Atlantic League record for most walks in a season…Jonathan Griffin belted his 13th home run of the 2017 season…With his home run in the top of the 7th, Michael Crouse now has 20 home runs on the year… Michael Crouse stole his 40th base of the season in tonight’s contest…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 278, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 300, 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 38 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.