Game Preview & Recap
MADDOX HITS 2 GRAND SLAMS, DRIVES IN 11 IN 16-2 WIN
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In 140 Characters or Less: Maddox makes Atlantic League history with 2 grand slams and 11 RBI as Bees blast the Long Island Ducks 16-2 #NewBritainVsEverybody
The Game Changed When… The fourth batter of the game came to the plate in the top of the 1st inning. It was Craig Maddox, and the bases were loaded. Maddox would send the second pitch of his at bat over the wall for his first grand slam of the game, giving New Britain a 4-0 lead before any outs were recorded. From there, New Britain never looked back as they went on to defeat the Ducks 16-2.
Pitchers of Record: W: Kyle Simon (10-11) | L: Tyler Levine (3-2)
Player(s) of the Game: Craig Maddox (New Britain) – 4-5, 3 HR, 2 grand slams, 11 RBI
Next Game: Saturday, September 2nd, 6:35 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (23-30, 49-74) vs. Long Island Ducks (32-23, 68-57)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (2-6, 4.77) | Long Island: RHP Matt Larkins (8-6, 3.69)
HOME TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Tuesday, September 5th vs. Lancaster: Comcast Back to School Giveaway/Two-Fer Tuesday
Wednesday, September 6th vs. Lancaster: Faith Night/YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day
Thursday, September 7th vs. Lancaster: Octoberfest/TD Bank Night/Thirsty Thursday
Friday, September 8th vs. Sugar Land: Bike Night/Fat Tire Friday/Foul Pole Friday
Saturday, September 9th vs. Sugar Land: Sting Bobblehead Giveaway/First Responder’s Night/FIREWORKS
Sunday, September 10th vs. Sugar Land: Fan Appreciation Day/Key Bank Giveaway/Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 6:20 P.M.
Bees Buzz: Craig Maddox set a franchise record for most RBI in a game with 11, the previous record was 6 set by Jon Griffin on July 28th, 2016 against Southern Maryland…Kyle Simon now has 10 wins on the season, which is the most in a season by a Bees pitcher in franchise history…The 14 run differential is the largest margin of victory for the Bees in franchise history…This game is the first time in Bees franchise history that they hit 1 of each type of home run (solo, 2 run, 3 run, grand slam) in a single game…Craig Maddox hit 2 grand slams in tonight’s game, one in the top of the 1st inning and the other in the 8th inning. It’s the third and fourth grand slams of the season by the Bees and Maddox’s first two as a Bee. All 4 of New Britain’s grand slams this season have come against Long Island. After his first grand slam, the score was 4-0 New Britain just 4 batters into the game, and the Bees took a 15-2 lead after he hit his second one in the 8th…Jon Griffin hit a 3 run home run in the 2nd inning, his 10th home run of the year…The Bees were not retired in order until the 5th inning…Kyle Simon’s streak of pitching complete games has been snapped at 3 consecutive starts…The 16 runs scored by New Britain is the most runs scored in a game in franchise history…Michael Baca hit his first professional career triple in the top of the 9th inning of the game…James Skelton walked 3 times in the contest to extend his league leading walk total to 86…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 263, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 286, including postseason.
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