In 140 Characters or Less: Greenwood tosses 6 strong innings, Rosa records 3 RBI, as Bees defeat Blue Crabs 5-1 #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When… In the top of the first inning, Jovan Rosa stepped to the plate with runners on 2nd and 3rd and no outs. He then laced a line drive single into right field, scoring both James Skelton and Michael Crouse, giving the Bees the early 2-0 advantage. The Bees never looked back as they went on to win by a final score of 5-1.
Pitchers of Record: W: Nick Greenwood (5-6) | L: Brian Grening (9-8) | S: Brandon League (1)
Player(s) of the Game: Jovan Rosa (New Britain) – 3-5, 3 RBI | Jake McGuiggan (New Britain) – 3-4, 1 Run | Nick Greenwood (New Britain) – 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Next Game: Sunday, September 17th, 2:05 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (31-37, 57-81) vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (28-41, 67-72)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: Kyle Simon (11-11, 4.02) | Southern Maryland: Drew Hayes (8-8, 3.94)
Bees Buzz: James Skelton remains tied for the Atlantic League single season walk record with 101 walks on the season…With the victory tonight, the Bees have clinched a .500 or better record for the month of September…The Bees streak of 59.1 innings pitched without allowing a home run was snapped in the 8th inning of tonight’s contest… Jake McGuiggan recorded his 2nd 3 hit game of the season tonight…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 279, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 301, 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 NBBees.com, 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 38 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.