08/18/2016 9:16 AM -

In 140 Characters or Less: Stan Cliburn takes his first crack at his 1,600th career win as the Bees look to sweep the Ducks! First pitch 6:35PM!

Series: The Bees have won each of the first three games of the four-game series against the Ducks and go for their first four-game sweep of a series tonight. The two teams play one more series this season, which will be at New Britain Stadium September 2-4.

Promotions: It is Thirsty Thursday tonight at New Britain Stadium! The Sam Adams Rooftop Bar will be open to all fans and feature drink specials, including half price domestics all night long! Tonight will also be Irish Heritage Night!

Bees’ Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES

The Bees: Of his 1,599 career wins entering tonight’s game, Bees’ manager Stan Cliburn is the winningest manager is the history of professional baseball in New Britain. As the manager of the New Britain Rock Cats for five seasons (2001-05) and the Bees this season, the former big leaguer has 484 wins while at the helm of a New Britain team.

The Opposition: Mike Blanke has hit very well in this series against the Bees. The former prospect of the Chicago White Sox is hitting .583 (7-12) over the first three games of the series with a double and two RBIs.

New Britain- RHP Mike Lee (0-0, 9.94) | Long Island- Chris McCoy (0-0, 12.46)

Key to the Game: The Four Horsemen- The top four hitters in the Bees’ lineup (James Skelton, Greg Golson, Jovan Rosa, and Craig Maddox) have been responsible for most of the damage done against the Ducks so far in this series. The four have combined to hit .392 (20-51) with two home runs, nine RBIs, and 11 runs scored over the first three games. The Bees will look to the top of their to continue their success against Duck pitchers as the Bees go for the sweep.

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Song of the Day: “Highwayman”- The Highwaymen


Bees Buzz: Bees manager Stan Cliburn enters tonight’s game with 1,599 career wins in his career…Craig Maddox has an eight-game hitting streak against the Ducks…Jovan Rosa is hitting .417 (10-24) during his six-game hitting streak…

About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play all their home games at the newly renovated New Britain Stadium. For further information or to become a season ticket holder, email ti[email protected], call 860-826-BEES (2337), or visit

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.
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