New Britain Bees erase deficit, but can't hold onto late lead in loss to Bluefish

Published on Thursday, 24 August 2017 22:46


BRIDGEPORT - Down 4-1 going into the sixth inning, the New Britain Bees had a big four-run frame behind the bats of Jamar Walton, Connor Bierfeldt, Michael Crouse and Jovan Rosa.

While the inning led to a one-run lead, the Bees could not hold on as the Bridgeport Bluefish came back with a two-run seventh inning resulting in a 6-5 loss Thursday night.

Nate Roe gave up the winning runs.

Walton led off the sixth inning with a ground rule double. Bierfeldt tripled him home. Crouse had a RBI single and then Rosa drove in Crouse for the fourth run.

The four of them combined for nine hits in the game. All had multi-hit performances.

Jake McGuiggan had a RBI single in the game.

Greg Nappo, who started the game for New Britain threw six innings and allowed five earned runs. He allowed 10 hits and issued three walks while striking out a pair of Bluefish hitters.

After Luis Hernandez led off the seventh inning with a single against him, Nappo was pulled. Roe then came in for Nappo.

Brandon Shimo pitched a scoreless eighth inning with a pair of strikeouts.

The Bees will return home to start a series against the Long Island Ducks Friday.

Dan Orencole can be reached at 860-973-1811 or

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Posted in New Britain Herald, General Sports, New Britain Bees on Thursday, 24 August 2017 22:46. Updated: Thursday, 24 August 2017 22:49.