NEW BRITAIN - Sometimes an error can be beneficial. It was for the New Britain Bees Sunday afternoon.
With two outs in the bottom of the seventh in a tied ballgame, Somerset Patriots second baseman Scott Kelly gave the Bees an extra out. New Britain responded with three runs in the inning after that and went on to win 6-3, splitting its four-game set with Somerset.
Deibinson Romero and Jason Rogers were the main beneficiaries for the Bees. Romero hit a two-run single to score Darren Ford and James Skelton to break the 2-2 tie. Rogers followed up next with an RBI double.
Each team scored in the eighth. The Patriots scored on an unearned run after a single by Danny Dorn and New Britain, on a home run by Jonathan Galvez. Dorn drove in all three of Somerset’s runs.
But that was the last run the Patriots got after the Bees’ bullpen finished off a strong day of pitching which began with Mark Hamburger, who allowed two runs and three hits over seven innings to get the win. He also struck out six.
Hamburger’s only rough patch came in the first when the Patriots scored on a two-run single by Dorn.
Elvin Ramirez and Josh Outman then pitched a 1/3 of an inning each before giving way to Evan Scribner, who tossed the remaining 1.1 innings to collect the save.
New Britain scored a run in the third and sixth innings on a Vinny Siena home run and another Romero double respectively.
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