Extra-Innings Victory In The Opener, Shutout In The Nightcap
(York, PA– May 13, 2018) – The New Britain Bees (5-10) defeated the York Revolution (8-7) in both games of a single-admission doubleheader at PEOPLEs Bank Park on a long Sunday of baseball action in the White Rose City, winning game one 3-2 in 11 innings, while taking game two 6-0 in a rain-shortened five and a half innings of play. The opener was delayed by rain for one hour and forty five minutes, while the nightcap saw a rain delay of forty five minutes, which was the second stoppage of play in game two and the third overall in the twin-bill.
In game one, New Britain starting pitcher Zach Stewart registered a no-decision, allowing two runs on four hits across four and one-third innings of work, walking four and striking out three while surrendering a home run and a wild pitch. York starting pitcher Jay Gause also did not factor in the game’s final outcome after giving up two runs on four hits in six and one-third innings on the mound, walking one, striking out four and allowing a home run.
Trailing 2-1 in their final turn at the plate in the top half of the seventh inning, New Britain got even against Gause by way of a leadoff solo home run that just cleared the Arch Nemesis in left field off the bat of Deibinson Romero, his first roundtripper in a Bees uniform. With the game knotted at two in the top of the 11th, Darren Ford made it 3-2 in favor of the visitors with a bases empty big fly of his own off losing pitcher Robert Carson (2-1), also his first in a Hardware City jersey. The bullpen did the rest, as Kevin Chapman struck out the side for his second save of the season, making a winner out of Manny Delcarmen (2-1). Ford led the offensive attack for the Bees with a pair of hits.
In game two, New Britain starting pitcher Kyle Simon (2-1) absolutely dominated the Revolution bats en route to the complete game victory, firing five scoreless innings on just one hit allowed, walking one and striking out seven. The right-hander erased 15 of the 17 batters he faced in the contest. York starting pitcher Ross Detwiler (1-1) was tagged with the loss after allowing five runs (one earned run) on five hits in three and two-thirds innings pitched, walking one and striking out three while tossing a wild pitch.
The Bees sent ten batters to the plate in the top of the fourth inning versus Detwiler, scoring five runs on four hits for a 5-0 lead, highlighted by an RBI single from Manny Ramirez, Jr. (his first hit in professional baseball), and a two-run double produced by Vinny Siena. That was all Simon needed, as he tallied the first shutout by the New Britain pitching staff on the season. Ramirez, Jr., Reid Brignac, and Jonathan Galvez each had two hits for the Bees. Photo provided courtesy of Joe Doll.
New Britain returns home on Tuesday, May 15th when they welcome in the Lancaster Barnstormers to kick off a three-game midweek series and six-game homestand. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. It will be another Two-fer Tuesday, where fans will have the opportunity to buy one ticket and get one FREE when purchasing online, over the phone, or at the Bees Ticket Office. CLICK HERE for tickets.
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