Bees fall to Patriots in series opener

Box score

CROUSE HITS SECOND HOME RUN AS A BEE

BOX SCORE

In 140 Characters or Less:The Bees could not overcome the Somerset Patriots’ big second inning and the pitching of Rudy Owens, losing 4-1 in the series opener.

The Game Changed When…: ……With the Patriots leading 4-1 in the top of the eighth inning, the Bees loaded the bases with two outs, looking to get back into the game. However, Greg Golson could not cash in against reliever Ryan Reid, flying out to right field to end the threat.

Pitchers of Record:
W: Rudy Owens (1-1) | L: Kyle Simon (2-2) | SV: Jon Hunton (16)

Player(s) of the Game: SOM Vinny Zarrillo (2-3, 3B, 3RBI, R) | SOM Rudy Ownes (7IP, one run, eight strikeouts) | NB Michael Crouse (1-3, HR, RBI, BB)

Next Game:
Tale of the Tape –New Britain Bees (30-33, 5.5 GB) at Somerset Patriots (36-28, 0 GB)
Pitching Matchup – New Britain: Josh Outman (1-3, 4.96) | Somerset: Will Oliver (0-0, 0.00)
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Bees Buzz: Kyle Simon did not have the same success he had in his last start against Somerset, but settled down after a four-run second inning to toss seven solid innings…Jon Griffin and Jonathan Roof both extended their hitting streaks to seven games…Anthony Marzi tossed a scoreless eighth inning and has not allowed an earned run in any of his last six outings…