In 140 Characters or Less: Bees complete sweep of Southern Maryland with 5-1 victory in 2017 season finale #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When… In the top of the 2nd inning, Conor Bierfeldt stepped to the plate with Craig Maddox standing on 3rd. He then laced a line drive towards 3rd base and reached first on an infield single. Maddox scored from third, giving the Bees the early 1-0 advantage.
Pitchers of Record: W: Kyle Simon (12-11) | L: David Russo (2-4)
Player(s) of the Game: Conor Bierfeldt (New Britain) – 3-3, 3 RBI | Kyle Simon (New Britain) – 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (32-37, 58-81) vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (28-42, 67-73)
Bees Buzz: James Skelton finished the season tied for the Atlantic League single season walk record with 101 walks on the season…With his 5.2 Innings pitched today, Kyle Simon finishes the season atop the Atlantic League in innings pitched… In the top of the 2nd, Craig Maddox hit his 36th double of the season, putting him 2nd in the Atlantic League for most doubles on the year… Jovan Rosa hit his league leading 40th double and finished the season with a .300 batting average… Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 279, the longest streak in Atlantic League history, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 302, 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.