In 140 Characters or Less:New Britain could not pick up the series win in the finale vs. Lancaster, settling for the split after their 6-4 loss.
The Game Changed When…: ……With the game tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Lance Zawadzki hit his second grand slam in as many days off Bees’ pitching, giving the Barnstormers just enough breathing room to pull out the win.
Pitchers of Record:
W: Tanner Peters (3-2) | L: Shawn Haviland (2-2) | SV: Pete Andrelczyk (2)
Player(s) of the Game: LAN Lance Zawadzki (1-4, grand slam, one run scored) | NB Jovan Rosa (4-5, 2 RBI) | NB Jon Griffin (3-4, one RBI, two runs scored)
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (30-32, 5 GB) at Somerset Patriots (35-27, 0 GB)
Pitching Matchup – New Britain: Kyle Simon (2-1, 1.70)| Somerset: Rudy Owens (0-1, 3.68)
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Bees Buzz: Bees starting pitcher Shawn Haviland surrendered five runs in the loss, but tossed seven innings for the third time in eight starts this season…Michael Crouse stole his 22nd base of the season in the second inning (one behind Somerset’s Scott Kelly for the league lead)…Steve Carrillo picked up a double for the fourth consecutive game and finished the series with Lancaster with a .444 (8-18) batting average…