NEW BRITAIN, CT. – The New Britain Bees (34-33, 70-67) topped the Somerset Patriots (37-30, 75-62) 4-1 yesterday evening at New Britain Stadium.
“The bottom of the order beat me all night and that fourth inning makes me ill, but I was able to settle down and give our team a chance,” said starting pitcher Donovan Hand. “Bottom line with three games remaining the ball is still in our court.”
Somerset scored in the top of the second via an RBI ground out by Kyle Roller.
The Bees would plate two in the third inning and two more in the fourth inning on RBI hits from Greg Golson, Jake McGuiggan and Steve Carrillo.
Mike Lee (9-5) earned the win, tossing six innings while allowing one run. Hand (4-8) suffered the loss, yielding four runs in seven innings. He retired the final 10 batters he faced. Shawn Gilblair (21) notched the save pitching a perfect ninth.