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In 140 Characters or Less: Maddox goes 3-4 with 4 RBI, Griffin hits 3 RBI triple but Lancaster tops New Britain in 11-10 slugfest #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When… Darian Sandford came to bat with runners on second and third in the top of the 9th inning. Lancaster trailed 10-9 at the time, and Sandford would give the Barnstormers the lead with a 2 RBI single, scoring both runners. The hit made the score 11-10, which would become the final.
Pitchers of Record: W: R.J. Hively (5-0) | L: Shawn Gilblair (2-3) | SV: Anthony Carter (30)
Player(s) of the Game: Darian Sandford (Lancaster) – 4-4, 2 RBI | Craig Maddox (New Britain) – 3-4, 2B, 4 RBI | Cole Garner (Lancaster) – 3-5, 2B, 3 RBI | Jon Griffin (New Britain) – 2-4, 3B, 3 RBI
Next Game: Thursday, September 7th, 6:35 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – Lancaster Barnstormers (33-27, 71-59) vs. New Britain Bees (25-33, 51-77) 
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (2-7, 4.75) | Lancaster: LHP Scott Sebald (0-0, 0.00)
TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
PROMOTIONS: Tomorrow is German Heritage Night at New Britain Stadium! Anyone wearing lederhosen gets free admission to the game! It will feature food specials and special in-game events! It is the last Thirsty Thursday of 2017, where fans over 21 can enjoy half price domestic drafts at every concession stand!
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel ( and Facebook Live (, starting at 6:20 P.M.
Bees Buzz: Jon Griffin hit a 3 RBI triple in the 8th inning of tonight’s game, his first triple of the season. Griffin had 1 triple last season, and before then his last triple was in 2013…Going against Tommy Shirley to start off tonight’s game, this was the first time the Bees faced left handed starting pitchers in back to back games since July 31st and August 1st…The Bees scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning without recording a hit in the frame…Tonight’s game was the highest scoring game at home for New Britain this season at 21 combined runs, beating out the 19 combined runs game on June 9th against Somerset…With a hit in tonight’s game, Michael Crouse has reached 700 hits in his professional career. Earlier on in the season he reached the 600 hits milestone, now totaling 118 hits on the year…Brandon Shimo has not allowed a run in 6 consecutive outings, and 9 of his last 10 outings overall…New Britain has scored 7 or more runs in 5 of their last 6 games…James Skelton drew his 90th walk of the season in the 9th inning, he is now 11 walks away from tying the Atlantic League record in walks…Back to back games have been one run games for the Bees, with one win and one loss…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 268, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 291, including postseason. 
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. Tickets for the 2017 season are available by calling 860-826-BEES (2337), online at, or by visiting the New Britain Stadium Box Office.
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 37 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. 
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