In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees gave up 13 hits and nine runs to the as Lancaster took the series opener 9-2 over New Britain.
The Game Changed When…:…The Bees only trailed by two heading into the fifth inning, but a Caleb Gindl RBI and a Dean Wilson sac fly put the Barnstormers up 5-2 and the Bees couldn’t come back.
Pitchers of Record:
W: LAN- Anthony Fernandez (1-1) | L: NBB- Kevin Vance (3-2)
Player(s) of the Games: LAN: Caleb Gindl (3-5, 3 doubles, 3RBI, 2R) Anthony Fernandez (6 IP, 5 hits allowed, 4K) | NBB: Michael Crouse (2-3, SB)
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (46-52, 10-18 2nd half) vs. Lancaster Barnstormers (46-51, 11-16 2nd half)
Pitching Matchups – New Britain: Nate Roe (1-0, 5.90) | Lancaster: Joey Maher (0-0, 2.25)
Tickets- CLICK HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Broadcast: Youtube (Youtube.com/NewBritainBees). WDRC AM 1360 (Hartford), WMMW AM 1470 (Meriden), WWCO AM 1240 (Waterbury), and WSNG AM 610 (Torrington). Bees fans can also listen live by visiting www.talkofconnecticut.com.
Promotions: Tomorrow will be Social Media Saturday! The hottest ticket in town just got hotter thanks to you. Be the star of the show all night long and tag your ballpark selfies with the hashtag “#ItsBetterWithTheBees” — winners will be picked, re-posted on official team social media accounts, and rewarded with a signed baseball from that game’s starting pitcher! Tomorrow will also be our 2016 Collector’s Pin Giveaway Night! The fifth 2016 Collector’s Pin of the season will be given to the first 1,000 fans through the gates.
Bees Buzz: Kevin Vance made his first start in a Bees uniform, pitching 4.1 innings…Michael Crouse stole his 38th base of the season which ties a career high (2011 with the the Blue Jays’ High-A affiliate)…Jonathan Roof extended his on-base streak to five games…