Bees return home to face Blue Crabs in doubleheader

SOUTHERN MARYLAND BLUE CRABS (24-40) AT NEW BRITAIN BEES (33-33)

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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees return home to compete the first half of the season against the Blue Crabs! First pitch of game one of the doubleheader is 6:35PM!

Series: The Bees and Blue Crabs start a four-game series with a doubleheader tonight. Southern Maryland enters the series holding a 4-2 edge in the season series thus far.

Bees Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES

Promotions: The first 1,000 fans in attendance of the first game of tonight’s doubleheader will receive the third 2016 collector’s pin of the season. Also during the first game of the doubleheader will be Foul Pole Friday, where one lucky fan will win $50,000 if a designated Bees’ player hits a home run off the foul pole.

The Bees: Thanks to their three-game winning streak, the Bees kept themselves afloat in the race for the first half Liberty Division title. After a 5-3 road trip, the 33-33 Bees trail Long Island by 3.5 games in the division and Somerset by 2.5 with four games to play, so the team needs to win every game this weekend vs. the Blue Crabs to have a chance.

The Opposition: At 24-40, the Blue Crabs sit 12.5 games behind the York Revolution in the Freedom Division. The team split their most recent series with Sugar Land, winning each of the past two games.

Starters
Game 1: New Britain- RHP Shawn Haviland (2-2, 3.77) | So. Maryland- Gaby Hernandez (0-5, 4.41)
Game 2: New Britain- LHP Jarret Leverett (1-3, 2.94) | So. Maryland- TBA

Key to the Game – Turn it around:The Bees have not been as successful against the Blue Crabs as they have against other teams in the league so far in 2016 (2-4). The team will have to turn their fortunes around against Southern Maryland this weekend, however, if they plan on making that one final push towards a division crown in the first half.

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