Hoping to parlay their momentum from a midweek series win over the Long Island Ducks into a three-game weekend set with the York Revolution, the New Britain Bees instead saw their offense stall out.
After losses on Friday and Saturday, the Bees were swept by the Revolution on Sunday with a 15-1 loss, allowing the York batters to pound out 20 hits compared to the Bees’ seven hits in the series finale.
The loss sent the Bees to a 32-30 record and kept them from gaining any ground, still sitting in last place in the Liberty Division and seven games back of first-place Long Island.
Mitch Atkins allowed one earned run on five hits with five strikeouts and a walk in six innings to earn the victory.
Jed Bradley took the loss, allowing nine runs (seven earned) on 13 hits with four walks and seven strikeouts in four innings, and reliever Ari Kaufman allowed three earned runs on five hits in 1⅓ innings.
The Revolution (30-34) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on Telvin Nash’s RBI single and Wellington Dotel’s two-run double to left.
Justin Trapp’s two-run single in the third tacked onto the lead before the Bees struck back on Jonathan Galvez’s fourth-inning RBI single to center field.
York extended its cushion, however, with four runs in the bottom half on Nash’s solo home run and three straight RBI singles by Dotel, James Skelton and Trapp for a 9-1 lead.
In the sixth, Nash pounded out a two-run single, and Isaias Tejeda roped an RBI single. Henry Castillo’s three-run bomb in the seventh put the final stamp on the Revolution victory.
Bees outfielder Alejandro De Aza went 3-for-4 to raise his season average to .348.
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