Big Night Offensively For Romero, Rogers, Walton, And Skelton
(Central Islip, NY– June 1, 2018) – The New Britain Bees (13-19) defeated the Long Island Ducks (15-16) 15-6 at Bethpage Ballpark on Friday evening in the opener of a three-game weekend series between Liberty Division foes. The 15 runs along with 18 hits were the most in a single game produced by the Bees on the 2018 season in both offensive categories.
New Britain starting pitcher Kyle Simon (3-2) earned the win after allowing five runs (four earned runs) on eight hits (one home run) in six innings pitched, walking and striking out two while tossing a wild pitch. Long Island starting pitcher John Brownell (2-4) suffered the loss after giving up eight runs on nine hits (two home runs) in just two and two-thirds innings on the mound, walking one and striking out two.
Trailing 1-0 in the top half of the second inning, the Bees went to work against Brownell, sending ten batters to the plate, scoring six runs on six hits to take a 6-1 lead, highlighted by a three-run home run to right field off the bat of Jamar Walton and a two-run blast also to right field produced by James Skelton. New Britain made it 8-1 in their favor in the top of the third with Skelton providing the offense once again, plating Matt Tuiasosopo and Walton with a two-run double. Walton continued the onslaught in the top of the fifth with his second big fly of the night which gave the visitors a 10-3 edge. The home run derby concluded in the top of the seventh when Deibinson Romero cracked a three-run shot to left for his team-leading sixth roundtripper of the campaign to go along with his club-best 26 runs batted in, as the trio of Romero, Walton, and Skelton finished the game with a combined four taters and 12 men driven home. Walton and Skelton each tallied four hits for New Britain en route to the victory. Photo provided courtesy of Joe Doll.
The Bees return to New Britain Stadium on Monday, June 4th when they welcome in the reigning Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Champion York Revolution for a four-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. It will be another Dollar Monday, as the Bees will offer one dollar Field Box Tickets and one dollar Martin Rosol Hot Dogs to all guests! Stick around for Monday Bingo as well! CLICK HERE for tickets.
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