YORK, Pa. - James Skelton set the tone right out of the gate for the New Britain Bees, ripping a leadoff home run in the top of the first inning Friday night.
The homer was the first run in a three-run first inning for the Bees in their 7-2 victory over the York Revolution.
Along with Skelton, Jovan Rosa and Jonathan Griffin each drove in a run in the first. Rosa doubled in Michael Crouse and Griffin’s single scored Rosa.
Crouse and Maddox drove in four of the seven runs for the Bees. Skelton, Griffin and Maddox each had multi-hit performances.
New Britain starting pitcher Greg Nappo had an excellent night on the mound.
Nappo threw six strong innings for the Bees. He did not allow an earned run and struck out eight Revolution batters.
In relief of Nappo were Casey Coleman, Nate Roe and Brandon League. The trio kept the Revolution off the scoreboard over the next three innings.
Nappo earned the victory for the Bees and League delivered in his ninth inning role with a save to close out the game.
The Bees are now riding a three-game winning streak and will face the Revolution again tonight at 6:30 p.m.
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