NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Bees survived a late scare from the York Revolution and ended a five-game losing streak in the process.
Craig Maddox drove in three runs with Michael Crouse adding two more as the Bees beat the Revolution 6-5 Saturday night.
New Britain got on the board early, with Crouse doubling to right field to bring home Jordan Hinshaw and Jamar Walton in the second inning. Maddox followed up an inning later with a three-run homer.
Those five runs provided some breathing room for Jonathan Pettibone. The right-hander pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up two runs and eight hits. He struck out two and walked one.
York scored a run in each the fourth and fifth innings on singles. But the Bees got a run back in the sixth when Jonathan Griffin hit a solo home run.
It then looked like it was going to be the same old thing from New Britain’s bullpen - a blown lead. Casey Coleman gave up a run in the seventh, cutting the Bees lead to 6-3. After a clean eighth from Brandon Fry, Shawn Gilblair attempted to close out the game, but gave up two runs on a Michael Burgess single with two outs before he was thrown out at second to end the game.
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