Bees Game Winner Forced Home in Ninth
e New Britain center fielder was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth as the Bees pulled out a 5-4 victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers in the middle game of a three-game series at New Britain Stadium.
Andury Acevedo (0-1) walked Logan Moore to start the home half of the ninth, and Darren Ford bunted the winning run to second. Lancaster manager Ross Peeples opted to walk lefty batting Alexi Amarista to fill in first. However, Acevedo and catcher Parker Morin misfired as a passed ball sent the runners to second and third. Peeples again went to the intentional walk, putting Jason Rogers aboard to load the bases. Bryan Harper was summoned and hit De Aza to end the night.
e winning run scored on the heels of the Barnstormers tying the game in the top of the inning. Darian Sandford picked up a leadoff walk from Jose Rosario (2-1). He promptly stole second and was sacrificed to third by Devon Torrence. Michael Martinez picked up the RBI with a sac fly to deep left center.
Lancaster had grabbed an early 2-0 lead on unearned runs, but the Bees struck back with four runs in the home fifth.
John Anderson retired 12 of the first 13 batters he faced in the game but fell victim to a slew of singles. Jonathan Galvez grounded a base hit into left to start the inning. Jared James beat out a slow roller to shortstop, and both moved up on an Ozzie Martinez bunt. Moore rolled a slow grounder toward third and beat it out as the first run scored. e game was tied on Ford's sacrifice fly to center, but the inning continued as Amarista reached on the third infield single of the frame. Moore scored the lead run as Michael Martinez' throw sailed out of bound. Rogers made it 4-2 with a ground single off the glove of third baseman Joe Terdoslavich. De Aza chased Anderson from the game with another ground single into left, the sixth base hit of the inning.
Terdoslavich singled home a run in the top of the sixth off right-hander Zach Stewart, who left with the bases loaded and no one out. Newcomer Michael Johnson pinned all three runners to preserve the lead.
e Barnstormers and Bees wrap up the three-game series on ursday morning. Jared Lakind (0-0) makes the start for the Barnstormers against lefty Christian Friedrich (0-1). Fans may tune into the Barnstormers YouTube Channel, starting at 10:20.
NOTES: Dan Gamache singled in the sixth to extend his hitting streak to seven games, tying him for the club's longest of the season...Caleb Gindl was 3-for-4, his second three-hit game of the season...Sandford's steal, his sixth of the year, was his first in six games...Lancaster went without an extra base hit for the fourth time in 17 games.
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