In 140 Characters or Less: Backed by three home runs, the Bees took the opener of their series with the Sugar Land Skeeters 9-5.
The Game Changed When…: …Jon Jones’ grand slam in the third inning off Skeeters’ starter Parker Frazier was the highlight of a six-run inning, which opened up the ball game and allowed the Bees to never look back.
Pitchers of Record:
W: Kyle Simon (1-1) | L: Parker Frazier (5-3)
Player(s) of the Game: Steve Carrillo, Jon Jones, and Jovan Rosa each hit a home run. James Skelton and Jonathan Roof had RBI singles.
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (25-28, GB 5.5) vs Sugar Land Skeeters (28-26, GB 3)
Pitching Matchup – NB: Josh Outman (1-3, 5.46) | SL: Roy Merritt (1-1, 3.56)
Bees Tickets: | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Broadcast:Talk of Connecticut (WDRC AM 1360 Hartford, WMMW AM 1470 Meriden, WWCO AM 1240 Waterbury, WSNG AM 610 Torrington) and Youtube (Youtube.com/NewBritainBees).
Promotions: Klingberg Vintage Motor Car & Pre-Father’s Day Baseball Celebration.
Social Media Saturday: The hottest ticket in town just got hotter thanks to you. Be the star of the show all night long and tag your ballpark selfies with the hashtag “#ItsBetterWithTheBees” — winners will be picked, re-posted on official team social media accounts, and rewarded with a signed baseball from that game’s starting pitcher!
There will also be a post game fireworks show immediately following the game.
Bees Buzz: Steve Carrillo’s home run in the first inning was his first of the season…Rosa’s first inning double was the 700th hit of his professional career…Jon Jones’ grand slam in the third inning was the Bees’ second grand slam of the season and first at home.