In140CharactersorLess: The Bees go for the sweep of the series against the Skeeters! First pitch 1:35PM!
Series: This afternoon’s game will be the final home game against the Skeeters in 2016. The two teams play one more series in Sugar Land at the end of August.
Promotions: Today is Hardware City Family Fun-Day! New Britain Stadium is the place to bring the whole family on Sundays! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Bees. After the game, kids (and kids at heart) can take the field and run the bases!
Bees’ Tickets:BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
The Bees: Jovan Rosa is hitting .304 (14-46) with five extra-base hits, five RBIs, and six runs scored in 12 games so far in the month of August.
The Opposition: In six games against the Bees split between Lancaster and Sugar Land, Lance Zawadzki has been a nightmare for Bees’ pitchers. The 31-year-old is hitting .320 (8-25) with three home runs, nine RBIs and five runs scored this season against New Britain.
New Britain- LHP Jarret Leverett (3-5, 2.94) | Sugar Land- LHP Roy Merritt (6-2, 3.01)
Key to the Game: Mr. Consistency- In six of his seven starts since joining the starting rotation on July 1, Jarret Leverett has tossed at least six innings (including pitching seven innings in three of those starts). The Bees will look to Leverett to pitch deep into the game yet again in an effort to sweep their first series since July 1-3 against Southern Maryland.
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: “Walking on Sunshine”- Katrina & The Waves
Bees Buzz: Bees manager Stan Cliburn is four wins away from 1,600 in his career…Jarret Leverett allowed no runs in three innings of relief the last time he faced Sugar Land, which came at home on June 17…The Bees are seeking their first four-game winning of the season…
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.