NEW BRITAIN - There have not been may bright spots for the New Britain Bees as of late.
In danger of being swept in their four-game series, the Bees were looking to salvage at least one game against the York Revolution.
It took back-to-back at-bats from Jovan Rosa and Jamar Walton and a strong performance from starter Greg Nappo to do so as New Britain topped York 3-1 Sunday afternoon.
The three and four hitters in the Bees lineup, Rosa and Walton hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning to give New Britain a 2-1 lead, something the team held on for good from that point forward.
Conor Bierfeldt later added an insurance run in the eighth on a single to left field to score Michael Crouse.
Nappo’s only miscue of the afternoon came in the top half of the first inning when he surrendered a two-out single to Dayron Varona that put the Revolution up 1-0.
From that point on, York’s bats could do little against the former UConn standout. Nappo allowed just one other hit - a double by Alexi Casilla in the third - the rest of the way, finishing his start with 6 2/3 innings pitched, six strikeouts and two walks.
Casey Coleman, Brandon League and Shawn Gilblair closed out the game, with 2 1/3 scoreless innings combined.
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