Bees drop second half opener to Skeeters

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In 140 Characters or Less:The Bees could manage very little against Roy Merritt as they dropped the series opener to the Skeeters 2-1.

The Game Changed When…:
As is so often the case in baseball, a walk late in the game turned out to be the turning point of the ballgame. With one out in the bottom of the sixth, Brian Dupra walked Ricky Hague to put the potential go-ahead run on first. Dupra then surrendered a double to the very next batter- Travis Scott- that brought Hague home with the eventual winning run.

Pitchers of Record:
W: Roy Merritt (2-2) | L: Brian Dupra (4-1) | SV: Derrick Loop (16)

Player(s) of the Game: NB Jovan Rosa (2-3, RBI) | SL Travis Scott (2-3, 2B, RBI) | SL Roy Merritt (6IP, six hits, one run, four strikeouts)

Next Game:
Tale of the Tape –New Britain Bees (36-35, 0-1 2nd half) at Sugar Land Skeeters (36-35 overall, 1-0 2nd half)
Pitching Matchup
New Britain: New Britain: Cole Johnson (6-6, 2.90) | Sugar Land: Jake Hale (1-1, 3.00)
Bees Home Tickets: CLICK HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Broadcast: Youtube (Youtube.com/NewBritainBees).

Bees Buzz: Jovan Rosa moved into a tie for seventh in the league in RBIs with his 38th of the season in tonight’s game…Brian Dupra pitched very well despite taking his first loss of the season, allowing just two runs on five hits with five strikeouts in 5.1 innings…Jon Griffin now has a four-game hitting against the Skeeters, batting .500 (8-16) with four extra-base hits (two doubles, triple, home run), three runs scored, and four RBIs…