In 140 Characters or Less: Trio of MLB vets debut, Skelton homers, and Crouse steals as the Bees even the series with York at 1 game a piece! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When…:…James Skelton came to bat in the bottom of the 4th with Michael Crouse on base, and he hit a two run home run to extend the Bees lead to 3-0. Those runs would eventually prove to be the game winning runs, as York would put two on the board to create the 3-2 final score.
Pitchers of Record:
W: Simon (1-0) L: Janas (0-1) SV: Beimel (1)
Player(s) of the Game: James Skelton (New Britain) – 2-4, HR, 2 RBI | Alonzo Harris (York) – 3-4.
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (1-1) vs. York (1-1)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: Brian Dupra (0-0, 0.00) | York: Logan Williamson (0-0, 0.00)
Promotions – It’s time to make New Britain Stadium pink! The CT Breast Health Initiative presents Pink in the Park to raise awareness of breast cancer and to honor breast cancer survivors and caretakers. Fans who wear pink to the park will receive $5 bleacher tickets! Every Sunday home game is a Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day! Fans are invited onto the field for a pregame autograph session with Bees players from 12:40 – 1:00 P.M., and kids are invited to run the bases after the game!
Tickets: CLICK HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 6:20 PM.
Bees Buzz: The Bees notched at least one home run in back to back games…Michael Crouse, who led the Atlantic League last year in stolen bases with 61, earned his first steal of the season…The Bees had a trio of MLB veteran pitchers make their ALPB debuts (Pettibone, League, Beimel).