In140CharactersorLess: The Bees look to make it two straight wins vs. the Skeeters tonight! First pitch 6:35PM!
Series: The Bees extended their lead in the season series against the Skeeters to 8-6 with a 3-2 walk-off win last night. Following tonight’s game, the series finale will take place tomorrow afternoon at 1:35PM.
-Today is a Social Media Saturday! The hottest ticket in town just got hotter thanks to you. Be the star of the show all night long and tag your ballpark selfies with the hashtag “#ItsBetterWithTheBees” — winners will be picked, re-posted on official team social media accounts, and rewarded with a signed baseball from that game's starting pitcher!
-In addition, it is also 80s night at the ballpark as well as Stanley Night! Stanley Black and Decker will host Tweet-Your-Seat at New Britain Stadium - tweet your seat location (section, row, seat number) with the hashtag #ItsBetterWithTheBees to @stanleyblkdeckr to enter to win!
-Our fifth fireworks shows of the season will also take place immediately following the conclusion of tonight’s game!
Bees’ Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
The Bees: Jon Griffin is in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak against Sugar Land. During the streak, the Bees’ first baseman is hitting .393 (11-28) with two doubles, a triple, a home run and five runs scored.
The Opposition: Outfielder Jeremy Barfield continued his hot hitting against the Bees this season with a strong night last night. Barfield went 2-3 with a walk and run scored, and is now hitting .341 (15-44) with six extra-base hits and seven runs scored in 12 game against the Bees.
New Britain- RHP Mike Lee (0-0, 11.25) | Sugar Land- RHP Sean Gallagher (7-6, 3.68)
Key to the Game: Upper Hand- Bees pitchers seem to find much success against the bats of the Skeeters. In 14 games, the Bees have held the Skeeters to a .232 batting average while posting a 2.72 ERA, the best by the Bees against any team this season. New Britain will look to Mike Lee to try to continue the superb pitching against Sugar Land.
Broadcast: YouTube (youtube.com/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.
Song of the Day: “Walkin’ On the Sun”- Smash Mouth
Bees Buzz: Mike Lee will make his second start with the Bees and first at home in tonight’s game…Craig Maddox is hitting .357 (10-28) during his seven-game hitting streak… Michael Crouse is four hits away from tying his career high for hits in a season (current high of 95)…
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 [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.