Bees, Johnson blank Skeeters

Box score

In 140 Characters or Less: Cole Johnson continued his dominance vs. Sugar Land as the Bees blanked the Skeeters 5-0 in game two of three.

The Game Changed When…:
Clinging to a slim 1-0 lead, the Bees scored three important insurance runs in the top half of the eighth inning thanks to RBIs Michael Crouse, Steve Carrillo and Craig Maddox that effectively put the game away for the Bees.

Pitchers of Record:
W: Cole Johnson (7-6)| L: Jake Hale (1-2)

Player(s) of the Game: NB Cole Johnson (6IP, four hits, no runs) | NB Craig Maddox (2-4, 2RBI) | Michael Crouse (2-4, 2RBI, R)

Next Game:
Tale of the Tape –New Britain Bees (37-35, 1-1 2nd half) at Sugar Land Skeeters (36-36 overall, 1-1 2nd half)
Pitching Matchup
New Britain: Shawn Haviland (2-3, 3.52) | Sugar Land: Sean Gallagher (6-4, 3.15)
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Bees Buzz: Cole Johnson has not allowed a single run to the Skeeters in 21 innings this season spanning three starts…In his last three games vs. the Skeeters, Jovan Rosa has picked up exactly two hits in each of those games…A trio of Bees’ relievers (Brandon Fry, Grady Wood, and Eric Fornataro) combined to allow just one baserunner over the finale three innings of the game…