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Patriots Stumble Out of the Gate to Open Second Half

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Kyle Roller provided the only offense in the Patriots' second-half opening loss to the Bees. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots
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NEW BRITAIN, CT. - The New Britain Bees (1-0, 27-42) opened up the second half of the season with a 6-2 victory over the Somerset Patriots (0-1, 42-29) Monday night at New Britain Stadium.

New Britain took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning on a Conor Bierfeldt (13) solo home run to left field. The Bees added three more runs in the fifth on a two-out, two-run Jovan Rosa single and an RBI single from Jordan Hinshaw.

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Kyle Roller got Somerset on the scoreboard in the sixth on an RBI single that trimmed the deficit to 4-1, but James Skelton (8) responded the next half inning with a solo home run to extend the Bees’ lead back out to four.

A run-scoring error on a ground ball off the bat of Roller in the eighth brought the Patriots within three before a Mike Crouse sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth topped off the game’s scoring.

Kyle Simon (5-5) earned the win after he allowed one run over seven innings with four strikeouts. Rick Teasley (7-2) took the loss, yielding four runs over five innings. 

The Patriots and the Bees continue their three-game series Tuesday afternoon in New Britain on Independence Day. Lucas Irvine (4-2, 4.90 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset against Bees’ righty Mike Lee (2-5, 4.44 ERA). First pitch at New Britain Stadium is scheduled for 2:05 p.m.

Tickets to the 2017 Somerset Patriots season which includes the team’s 20th anniversary, are on sale now. TD Bank Ballpark will be the host of the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 12th. For more information, stop by the ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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