Lara Wins Seventh Game, Romero Tallies Five Base Knocks
(Lancaster, PA– July 28, 2018) – The New Britain Bees (9-8, 42-38) defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers (6-10, 44-35) 9-3 at Clipper Magazine Stadium on Saturday night and have now taken the first two games of a three-game weekend series in the Keystone State.
New Britain starting pitcher Rainy Lara (7-4) earned the win after allowing just two runs on seven hits across five and one-third innings pitched, striking out three. The two-time Liberty Division All-Star now leads the ballclub in victories. Lancaster starting pitcher Brooks Hall (7-3) was tagged with the loss, surrendering six runs on eight hits in five innings of work, walking one and striking out three while tossing a wild pitch and hitting a pair of batters.
New Britain took a 2-0 lead versus Hall in the top half of the fourth inning by way of an RBI base knock off the bat of Jamar Walton and a run-scoring groundout produced by Jonathan Galvez. The visitors made it 3-0 in their favor in the top of the fifth frame as Deibinson Romero plated Darren Ford with an RBI single with two men down after Ford pushed a drag bunt single to the right side of the infield two batters prior. The Bees batted around in the top of the sixth to break the game open and take a commanding 7-0 advantage, highlighted by Ryan Wagner getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, a run-scoring groundout from Vince Conde, and back-to-back RBI base knocks by Ford and Brock Stassi. New Britain put the finishing touches on a big offensive evening in the top of the eighth when Stassi launched a two-run home run to right field to open up a 9-2 cushion, giving the left-hander his 13th multi-hit game and seventh multi-RBI performance on the 2018 campaign. Romero led the 16 hit attack for the Bees with the first five-hit performance by a New Britain batter on the season. Photo provided courtesy of the New Britain Bees.
The Bees return to New Britain Stadium on Monday, July 30th when they welcome in the Atlantic League’s Road Warriors for a three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. It will be a Dollar Monday in the Hardware City, as Field Box Tickets and Martin Rossol hot dogs will be just one dollar each! CLICK HERE for tickets.
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