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Recap - Late Rally Falls Short in 7-4 Opening Night Loss to York

April 22, 2017 - Atlantic League (AtL) - New Britain Bees News Release

In 140 Characters or Less: Bees start 2017 season with a 7-4 loss to York, Conor Bierfeldt hits first two New Britain home runs on the season #OpeningNightInNB

The Game Changed When...:...Jared Mitchell and Angel Franco each hit RBI doubles to bring in 3 total runs in the top of the 6th inning for York.

Pitchers of Record:

W: Frank Gailey (1-0) L: Casey Coleman (0-1)

Player(s) of the Game: Travis Witherspoon (York) - HR, 2 RBI, Conor Bierfeldt (New Britain) 2 HR

Next Game:

Tale of the Tape - New Britain Bees (0-1) vs. York (1-0)

Starting Pitchers - New Britain: Jonathan Pettibone (0-0, 0.00) | York: Steve Janas (0-0, 0.00)

Promotions - It's the 35th anniversary of baseball in New Britain! Fans are welcome to join in on the celebration as baseball began in the Hardware City 35 years ago. The first 1,500 fans through the gates will take home a poster courtesy of Image Ink! After the game, FIREWORKS!

Tickets: Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES

Broadcast: The Bees' Official YouTube Channel ( and Facebook Live (, starting at 6:20 PM.

Bees Buzz: Conor Bierfeldt the first two Bees home runs of 2017, a solo shot in the 5th inning and another solo shot in the 9th inning...Jovan Rosa has played in 141 consecutive Bees games...Casey Coleman, Mike Hepple, Conor Bierfeldt, Paul Kronenfeld, Michael Baca, and Brandon Shimo all made their ALPB debuts.

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