SOMERSET PATRIOTS (6-4) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (4-5)
In 140 Characters or Less: New Britain is back home to begin a 4 game set against Somerset tonight. First pitch at 6:35 PM! #ItsBetterWithTheBees #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: The Bees will take on the Somerset Patriots for the first time this season, playing them at home in a 4 game series. Game 1 is tonight at 6:35 P.M., and game 2 will follow the next night, also at 6:35 P.M. The second of three Baseball in Education Days at New Britain Stadium will be during game 3 of the series on Wednesday morning, beginning at 10:35 A.M. The series will conclude on Thursday evening with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 P.M.
TICKETS:BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
PROMOTIONS: Every Monday home game is Dollar Day Monday! All fans in attendance can enjoy one dollar hot dogs, chips, popcorn, and ice cream all game long at every concession stand!
The Bees: New Britain comes back home to take on Somerset after earning a road series victory over Long Island. Two of the three games were decided by one run. Several Bees players are currently league leaders in different offensive categories, including Conor Bierfeldt in home runs (4), Craig Maddox in RBI (10), and James Skelton in walks (10).
The Opposition: Somerset enters New Britain as part of a continuing road trip, having just completed a 3 game set against York. The Patriots started out 6-0 on the season, but are currently riding a 4 game losing skid. They are currently tied for the Liberty Division lead with the Bridgeport Bluefish, who also have a 6-4 record.
Starters- New Britain: Eric Fornataro (0-0, 6.75) | Somerset: Tyler Cloyd (0-0, 3.00)
Key to the Game- Home cooking: New Britain is back home after a brief 3 game weekend road trip to Long Island, having won 2 of the 3 games. All 6 of Somerset’s victories have come at home, while they are 0-3 on the road. The numbers show that Somerset is struggling on the road to start the season. Look for the Bees to enjoy the home welcoming from their fans, using their home field advantage against the Patriots.
Song of the Day: Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
Bees Buzz: Michael Baca earned his first professional career hit yesterday, a single in the top of the 5th inning…Michael Crouse hit the first triple for the Bees of the season yesterday in the 4th inning…Conor Bierfeldt is now the leader among active Atlantic League players in home runs with 4…The Bees have hit 9 home runs this season and have only allowed 4 by their opponents...New Britain is now 4-0 this season on weekend games.
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are in their second season of play as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play at New Britain Stadium. For further information or to reserve seats, 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 36 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.