Game Preview & Recap
(NEW BRITAIN, C.T., July 5th 2020) -- The New Britain Bees fell to the North Shore Navigators on Sunday afternoon, 6-4 in a very back and forth game from the start.
The Navigators were quick to get runs on the board when Sean Lawlor (University of Maine) knocked in the first run of the game to give North Shore an early lead in the top of the first. The Bees wasted no time coming right back with two runs of their own, thanks to a two run home run by Andrew Cain (University of New Haven) that gave the Bees a 2-1 lead at the end of the first inning. Tony Socci (Fairleigh Dickinson) was also responsible for 2 RBI’s when he singled into right field in the sixth inning, giving the Bees some comfort holding a 4-1 lead.
For seven innings, the bats remained quiet for North Shore until a three run homer was blasted into left field by Alex Brickman (University of Dayton). This tied the game and the Bees were unable to recapture the lead. Heading into extra innings, Sean Lawlor hit a double into right field, followed by an intentional walk to Alex Brickman. The Navigators were able to score Lawlor and Brickman by a wild pitch and passed ball from Kyle Menaker (University of Albany).
New Britain’s starting pitcher, Drew Mead (Marymount University), pitched only three innings giving up one earned run on three hits, and striking out three batters. Tim Blaisdell (University of Hartford), Tommy Hughes (Southern Connecticut State University), Ben Talbot (Holy Cross), and Kyle Menaker (University of Albany) all saw action in today’s game, with Menaker receiving the loss after giving up two runs in the top of the tenth inning.
The Navigators had a whopping nine pitchers in action during today’s win, with Robert Nadel (La Salle University) picking up the win after retiring the side in order in the ninth inning. Beau Dana (Dickinson College) had some trouble in the tenth inning but was able to strand the two runners on base and collect his first save of the season.
The Bees return to action Tuesday night against the Westfield Starfires for the final game of a three game homestand to start off the season. Westfield is looking for a fresh start after finishing last season at 15-41, the worst record in the FCBL. First pitch set for 6:35 p.m. CLICK HERE for tickets.
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are members of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League and play their home games at New Britain Stadium. For information on tickets packages, group outings and sponsorships call 860-826-BEES (2337) or visit NBBees.com.
About the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL)
The FCBL is made up of seven teams from various parts of New England, each of which plays 28 home games and 28 away games. Each franchise is made up of elite collegiate athletes competing in a minor league style format. Each franchise provides high quality, affordable entertainment, in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. At least 50% of the players on each team must be from New England or attend college in New England. For further information, visit www.thefuturesleague.com.