All-Stars Rogers And Romero Go Yard En Route To The Win
(New Britain, CT– July 3, 2018) – The New Britain Bees (32-29) defeated the Long Island Ducks (29-32) 8-6 at New Britain Stadium on Tuesday evening in the opener of a three-game midweek series between Liberty Division rivals. The ballgame saw a combined total of 14 runs and 25 hits as the Bees have now been victorious in 17 of their last 22 games overall and 11 of 13 at home, keeping their First Half post-season hopes alive with New Britain trailing the Somerset Patriots by two games in the Liberty Division Standings with two games remaining, with the Bees owning the tiebreaker against the Patriots.
New Britain starting pitcher Rainy Lara (4-3) picked up the win, allowing five runs (three earned runs) on six hits (one home run) in five innings pitched, walking two and striking out five while tossing a wild pitch. Long Island starting pitcher Bennett Parry (5-1) was tagged with the loss giving up six runs on nine hits (one home run) across five innings of work, walking two and striking out four along with a wild pitch thrown. 2018 Liberty Division All-Star Evan Scribner retired all three batters he faced in the top half of the ninth inning for his team-best tenth save of the season.
Trailing 3-0 in the bottom half of the second inning, New Britain cracked the scoreboard for the first time on the night when 2018 Liberty Division All-Star Jason Rogers launched a solo home run to left off Parry, his third roundtripper of the year. The Bees went on top 5-3 in the middle of the fourth, batting around against Parry, highlighted by three doubles in the frame, the first from 2018 Liberty Division All-Star Jonathan Galvez that plated a pair, followed by RBI two-base hits later in the rally from 2018 Liberty Division All-Star James Skelton and Reid Brignac. Long Island fought their way back to tie the game at five, but single runs in the fifth and sixth innings saw the boys from the Hardware City go back in front 7-5 on a run-scoring base knock from Galvez and a sacrifice fly by Brock Stassi. New Britain added a much needed insurance run when 2018 Liberty Division All-Star Deibinson Romero blasted a majestic solo home run to left in the bottom of the eighth to give the game its final score of 8-6, his team-leading ninth big fly on the campaign. Brignac, Galvez, Skelton, Darren Ford, and Matt Tuiasosopo each had a pair of hits to lead the way for New Britain. Photo provided courtesy of Charlie Barbeisch.
The Bees continue their series with the Long Island Ducks at New Britain Stadium on Wednesday, July 4th. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 P.M. It will be FREE-dom Day in the Hardware City. To celebrate Independence Day, admission is FREE FOR ALL! Join the Bees in celebrating and embracing their home city of New Britain. Take the kids to this exciting 4th of July matinee game! For just four dollars, kids can get a hot dog, bag of chips, and a soda or water on another Kids Meal Deal Wednesday! CLICK HERE for tickets.
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