In 140 Characters or Less: In the opener of a nine-game road trip, the Bees road a rock solid pitching performance to a series opening 4-2 win over the Barnstormers.
The Game Changed When…:…Bees receiver Eric Fornataro, who had surrendered a run earlier in the seventh inning to cut the Bees’ lead to two, stranded a runner at second base by getting a popup to end the inning and quash the last real Barnstormer threat of the game.
Pitchers of Record:
W: Nate Roe (5-1) | L: Justin Jackson (3-2) | SV: Shawn Gilblair (19)
Player(s) of the Game: NB Greg Golson (3-5, 2B, R) | NB Nate Roe (5IP, 3H, 0ER) | NB Craig Maddox (2-4)
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (65-63, 29-29, 2nd half) at Lancaster Barnstormers (60-67, 25-32 2nd half)
Pitching Matchup – NB: Kyle Simon (6-5, 2.87) | LAN: Luis Gonzalez (1-0, 1.12)
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Bees Buzz: With tonight’s victory, the Bees have now won seven straight road games…Greg Golson extended his hitting streak to five games with three hits tonight…Michael Crouse stole his 55th base of the season tonight, becoming the first player since Wilson Valdez in 2014 to reach that mark in the Atlantic League…
About the New Britain Bees
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About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
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