Simon Victorious With Another Quality Start, Multi-RBI Game For Galvez
(New Britain, CT– July 1, 2018) – The New Britain Bees (31-29) defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (25-34) 5-2 at New Britain Stadium on Sunday night to take the rubber game of a three-game weekend series in the Hardware City.
New Britain starting pitcher Kyle Simon (4-4) earned the win after giving up just two unearned runs on four hits across six innings pitched, walking two and striking out four in tallying his fourth quality start of the campaign. Southern Maryland starting pitcher Drake Britton (3-4) suffered the loss, surrendering four runs on six hits (one home run) in four and two-thirds innings on the mound, walking and striking out four. Evan Scribner pitched a scoreless inning of relief in the top half of the ninth for his team-leading ninth save of the season.
Trailing 2-0 in the home half of the second inning, New Britain cut the deficit to 2-1 when Jonathan Galvez drove home Jason Rogers with a sacrifice fly after Rogers led off the frame with a walk. The Bees tied the game at two in the bottom of the fourth once again thanks to Galvez as he plated Matt Tuiasosopo with a run-scoring base knock after Tuiasosopo double into the left field corner with one man down, the second multi-RBI game on the year for Galvez. The Boys from the Hardware City went ahead for good 4-2 in the middle of the fifth by way of a leadoff solo home run to left off the bat of Darren Ford and an RBI single from Tuiasosopo. New Britain added a big insurance run after the fans stretched out their arms and legs in the bottom of the seventh to give the game its final score of 5-2 on an RBI base hit by Jason Rogers as the power-hitting right-hander is now tied with Deibinson Romero for the team-lead in rib eye steaks with 35. The New Britain bullpen did the rest behind Simon, as the quartet of Josh Outman, Sammy Gervacio, Adam Loewen, and Scribner did not allow a run across three innings of work, striking out four. Ford and Tuiasosopo each had a pair of hits en route to the victory. Photo provided courtesy of Joe Doll.
The Bees next welcome in the Long Island Ducks to New Britain Stadium on Tuesday, July 3rd to begin a three-game midweek series with their Liberty Division rival. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. Don’t miss the Bees BOGO deal every Two-Fer Tuesday. Buy one ticket, get one FREE when you purchase online, by phone, or at the New Britain Bees Box Office. Stick around after the game for a spectacular Independence Eve fireworks show! CLICK HERE for tickets.
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