NEW BRITAIN BEES (3-5) VS. LONG ISLAND DUCKS (4-5)
In 140 Characters or Less: Even at 1 game apiece, the Bees look to win their first road series of the season this afternoon. First pitch at 1:35! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: Long Island took the first game of the series in come from behind fashion, scoring 4 runs in the 7th inning after Craig Maddox’s 3 run home run in the 1st inning. Game 2 saw the Bees answer with a come from behind win of their own, defeating the Ducks 3-2 with 1 run driven in each by Bierfeldt, Rosa, and Maddox in the 4th inning. Today is the final game of the series, first pitch is scheduled for 1:35 P.M.
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The Bees: The New Britain bullpen shined in yesterday’s come from behind win, tossing 4 scoreless innings to allow Brian Dupra to get his second win of the season. The combined efforts of Nate Roe, Brandon League and Joe Beimel limited the Ducks offense to just 2 hits through those 4 innings. Beimel pitched the 9th inning, earning his second save of the season.
The Opposition: Cody Puckett and Angelo Songco proved to be dangerous threats against Bees pitching so far in this series. Puckett is 4-7 at the plate in the series, and Songco notched 2 hits yesterday while driving in Long Island’s 2 runs with his first home run of the season.
Starters- New Britain: LHP Anthony Marzi (0-1, 12.00) | Long Island: RHP Matt Larkins (0-0, 0.00)
Key to the Game- “Extra” offense: The Bees’ pitching staff has been performing very well through this series to ensure that the games are close, keeping the offense within reach of obtaining the lead, or allowing them to maintain it if they already have it. On the other side of the ball, the New Britain offense has not had an extra base hit since Craig Maddox’s 3 run home run in the 1st inning of game 1 of the series. Look for the Bees to hug the lines, aim for the gaps, and swing for the fences, which will lead to some extra base hits, generating more offensive opportunities along with more potential chances of putting runs on the board.
Bees Buzz: James Skelton drew 2 walks in last night’s game, he now leads the Atlantic League in that category with 9 total on the season…All 3 of the Bees’ wins so far this season have come during weekend games…Craig Maddox and Steve Carrillo have reached base safely in all 8 games so far this season…Craig Maddox has tallied at least 1 hit in all 8 games so far this season.
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