In 140 Characters or Less:Behind the first triple play in team history and the pitching of Kyle Simon, the Bees topped the Blue Crabs 5-1.
The Game Changed When…:
In the top of the seventh and the Bees up 2-0, the Blue Crabs put the two runners on with nobody out against Kyle Simon. The ominous start to the inning took a dramatic and historic turn as Simon got out of the inning by inducing a 5-4-3 triple play to quash the Blue Crabs’ threat.
Pitchers of Record:
W: Kyle Simon (3-2) | L: Tim Sexton (2-4)
Player(s) of the Game: Simon pitched 8.1 masterful innings, allowing only one run | Jovan Rosa drove in two big runs in the seventh | Rosa, Jonathan Roof, and Jon Griffin teamed up to turn the first triple play in franchise history.
Tale of the Tape –New Britain Bees (35-34, 4 GB) vs Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (26-42, 12 GB)
New Britain: Josh Outman (2-3, 4.61) | Southern Maryland: Brian Grening (3-2, 3.78)
Bees Tickets: CLICK HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Broadcast: Youtube (Youtube.com/NewBritainBees).
Promotions: Tomorrow is Red, White, and Blue Day! Show your patriotic pride and wear Red, White and Blue to the stadium! Tomorrow is also Hardware City Family Fun-Days! New Britain Stadium is the place to bring the whole family on Sundays! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Bees. After the game, kids (and kids at heart) can take the field and Run the Bases!
Bees Buzz: James Skelton has drawn a walk in eight straight games….Michael Crouse extended his hitting streak to seven games…Jon Griffin has 14 hits in his last 10 games