Monday, July 04, 2016

Sugar Land Skeeters down New Britain Bees 2-1 to kickoff 2nd half of Atlantic League action

Photo by Robert H Kelly
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2016 TexSport Publications

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (July 4, 2016)  The Sugar Land Skeeters kicked off the second half of the 2016 Atlantic League season with a 2-1 win over the New Britain Bees at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas on July 4, 2016. After the game, the 8,606 fans in attendance, which was a stadium record, we treated to a fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day.
The Bees got on the scoreboard in the third inning on a Jovan Rosa double, scoring Jon Griffin. Delwyn Young evened the score in the fifth inning on an infield single by Bremer Weems. Skeeters starting pitcher Roy Merritt received the win, his second of the season, pitching six innings and giving up the single run off six hits. Brian Dupra was credited with the loss while Sugar Land’s Derrick Loop received is 16th save of the season.
The Skeeters will continue their current three-game home stand against the Bees on Tuesday, July 5 and Wednesday July 6 with a 7:05 p.m. CDT start both days.

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