Marzi, Bees Look for Fifth Consecutive Win vs. Skeeters

August 31, 2016 - Atlantic League (AtL) - New Britain Bees News Release

NEW BRITAIN BEES (60-62) AT SUGAR LAND SKEETERS (66-56)

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look for a season high fifth straight win as they take on the Skeeters! First pitch 8:05PM!

Series: In game two of the four-game series, the Bees fought off the Skeeters in the late innings to hold on for an 8-6 victory. The Bees have taken the first two games of the series, with the final two games of the season series occurring tonight and tomorrow.

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The Bees: Infielder Jake McGuiggan has been on a tear offensively during the current road trip. In five games, the Massachusetts native is hitting .368 (7-19) with a team high nine RBIs, all of which have come over the past three games.

The Opposition: Lance Zawadski is hitting .400 (8-20) with a home run and two RBIs during his five-game hitting streak. He also has hit very well against the Bees this season while with Sugar Land and Lancaster, batting .333 (11-33) with four home runs, 11 RBIs and seven runs scored.

Starters

New Britain- LHP Anthony Marzi (5-1, 2.96) | Sugar Land- RHP Michael Nix (2-0, 0.81)

Key to the Game - Make Room for Marzi: With the trade of Jarret Leverett to Long Island, Anthony Marzi will get his first shot at earning a spot in the starting rotation for the rest of the season. The lefty has pitched extremely well in August, pitching to a 1.42 ERA (four earned runs in 25.1 innings) while posting a 4-0 record. The Bees will look to Marzi to build on that success as the team looks for the series win and fifth straight win overall.

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Bees Buzz: Jonathan Roof is two hits away from tying a career high for hits in a single season (current high of 106 hits in 2014 in Boston Red Sox system)...The Bees' four-game winning streak entering play tonight is tied for their longest winning streak of the season...Craig Maddox is working on a seven-game hitting streak...

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