After allowing Lancaster to build a big early lead, the New Britain Bees fell to the Barnstormers 9-6 Saturday night at home.
Caleb Gindl tripled in the first to score Dan Gamache, and Joey Terdoslavich drove a run-scoring line drive to center. In the second, Michael Martinez’s two-run double gave Lancaster a 4-0 lead, and Gamache followed with an RBI double.
Ozzie Martinez homered in the third to cut the Bees’ deficit to four, but Gindl’s RBI double and Terdoslavich’s RBI single in the fourth gave the Barnstormers a 7-1 cushion.
Logan Moore plated Jason Rogers and Deibinson Romero in the fourth for the Bees (21-19), but the Barnstormers (16-22) responded in the seventh on Anderson De La Rosa’s solo bomb and Martinez’s RBI single.
Jonathan Galvez responded with a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth, and Alejandro De Aza plated a run on a single in the ninth, but the Bees’ comeback fell short.
Martinez (3-for-5, two runs) and Galvez (3-for-4) paced the Bees’ offense. Cory Riordan (3-4) took the loss, allowing seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Jared Lakind earned the win for the Barnstormers, allowing three earned runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts in six innings.