Bees keep division hopes alive

Box score

In 140 Characters or Less:Thanks to big nights from Jon Griffin and seven doubles from their offense, the Bees took the series vs. Somerset with an 8-7 win.

The Game Changed When…: ……No one could know it at the time, but the game changed when Michael Crouse scored on a wild pitch in the top of the eighth, giving the Bees a comfortable 8-3 cushion. That run would become extremely important as Somerset battled for four runs in the bottom of the eighth, making it a one-run game.

Pitchers of Record:
W: Cole Johnson (6-6) | L: Mickey Storey (1-5) | SV: Shawn Gilblair (4)

Player(s) of the Game: NB Jon Griffin (3-4, 2 2B, 2RBI, 2R) | NB Jonathan Roof (2-5, 2 2B, RBI) | SOM Carlos Guzman (2-4, HR, 3RBI, R)

Next Game:
Tale of the Tape –Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (24-40, 12.5 GB) at New Britain Bees (32-33, 3.5 GB)
Pitching Matchup
Game 1- New Britain: Shawn Haviland (2-2, 3.77) | So. Maryland: TBA
Game 2- New Britain: Jarret Leverett (1-3, 2.93) | So. Maryland: TBA
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Bees Buzz: Cole Johnson allowed just three runs (two earned) in six inning tonight, his third quality start of the season against Somerset…Michael Crouse moved into sole possession of second place in the Atlantic League with his 23rd stolen base of 2016. He also scored three of the Bees’ eight runs tonight…James Skelton drew a walk in his sixth consecutive game while also picking up two hits and scoring a run…