In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees held on in the 9th inning to beat the Skeeters 11-9, sweeping the four-game series and winning their sixth straight overall.
The Game Changed When…:…Bees’ closer Shawn Gilblair, summoned after four runs for the Skeeters tightened the lead to just two in the bottom of the ninth, got Rene Tosoni to bounce out to second base with the bases loaded to nail down the sweep for the Bees.
Pitchers of Record:
W: Nate Roe (4-1) | L: Sean Gleason (0-1) | SV: Shawn Gilblair (16)
Player(s) of the Game: NB Michael Crouse (2-4, 2B, HR, 2RBI, 2 SB, BB, 3R) | NB Cole Garner (2-5, HR, 3RBI, 2R) | SL Travis Scott (2-5, 2B, HR, 5RBI, 2R)
Tale of the Tape – Long Island Ducks (64-59, 24-29 2nd half) at New Britain Bees (62-62, 26-28, 2nd half)
Pitching Matchup – NB: Kyle Simon (6-5, 2.95) | LI: Bobby Blevins (2-9, 5.84)
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Broadcast: Youtube (Youtube.com/NewBritainBees). The game can also be heard on these radio stations, WDRC AM 1360 (Hartford), WMMW AM 1470 (Meriden), WWCO AM 1240 (Waterbury), and WSNG AM 610 (Torrington). Bees fans can also listen live by visiting www.talkofconnecticut.com.
Promotions: Tomorrow is Foul Pole Friday! If a designated Bees player hits a home run off of one of the foul poles during the game, one lucky fan will win $50,000! Also, following the conclusion of the game, the final pyrotechnics show of the season will take place!
Bees Buzz: Jonathan Roof set a new career high for hits in a season with his 107th base hit of the season (previous career best set in 2014)…Craig Maddox extended his hitting streak to nine games…The sweep of the Skeeters by the Bees was New Britain’s second sweep of a four-game series this year…The Bees finished 6-1 on their seven-game road trip and are three games out of first in the second half Liberty Division standings…