In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees exploded for five runs in the first and hit three home runs to give them an 11-3 win over the Blue Crabs.
Emoji Recap: 😱1️⃣1️⃣🐝 > 3️⃣👾
The Game Changed When… The Bees already had a 2-run lead in the first but James Skelton hit a 3-run bomb to give them a solid cushion and the Bees never looked back.
Pitchers of Record: W: Jarret Leverett (3-4) | L: Gaby Hernandez (1-8)
Player(s) of the Game: Jarret Leverett (7IP, 4 Hits Allowed), James Skelton (1-2, HR, 3RBI, R, 2BB) Jon Griffin (3-5, 2HR, 6RBI, 3R)
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (44-47, 8-13 2nd half) vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (35-55, 9-12 2nd half)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: Sean Gleason (2-5, 7.10) | Southern Maryland: Daryl Thompson (3-6, 5.06)
Promotions – Friday is Foul Pole Friday! If a designated Bees player hits a home run off of one of the foul poles during a Friday home game, one lucky fan will win $50,000! Tomorrow is also our 4th Pyrotechnics Show of the season as well as First Responders night where we will celebrate first responders from Central Connecticut throughout the night. Tomorrow we will also be celebrating the town of Plainville with the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.
Home Tickets: CLICK HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Broadcast: YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/newbritainbees). WDRC AM 1360 (Hartford), WMMW AM 1470 (Meriden), WWCO AM 1240 (Waterbury), and WSNG AM 610 (Torrington). Bees fans can also listen live by visiting www.talkofconnecticut.com.
Bees Buzz: Jon Griffin is now the third player in Bees history to hit two home runs in a single game…Jarret Leverett has now pitched seven innings in each of his last three starts...Eight out of nine Bees players had a hit tonight…Skelton extended the league's longest on-base streak this season to 25 games...
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are in their inaugural 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 [email protected], 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 35 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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