Sunday, May 07, 2017

Sugar Land Skeeters trounce New Britian 6-1

An error on the throw allowed Sugar Land left fielder
Joe Benson (5) to advance to second base.
Photo by Darla S Tamulitis
La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2017 TexSport Publications

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (May 7, 2017) The Sugar Land Skeeters tallied three euns in the fourth inning to take a 6-1 victory over the New Britian Bees at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas on Sunday, May 7, 2017. 

The Skeeters jumped on the scoreboard in the first inning when third baseman Lance Zawadzki singled on a 0-1 pitch, scoring shortstop Josh Prince. They added a second run in the second inning when second baseman Anthony Giansanti hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score designated hitter Andy Wilkins from second base. Prince added to the scoring assault when he cleared the bases on a double, to send three runs home to take the score to 5-0 in the fourth inning. The Bees finally got on the board in the eighth inning. Sugar Land countered in the bottom of the inning with a Derrek Miller single, sending Wilkins home for the final score of the game. 

For a slideshow from the game by Darla Tamulitis 
of La Vita Loca Photography, click here.

Last season, the Skeeters had their share of troubles against the Bees. In New Britian's first season in the Atlantic League, Sugar Land was 7-13 overall, 3-7 at home, and 4-6 at New Britian. In Friday's game, Sugar Land downed the Bees 7-5 and followed up with a 3-2 win on Saturday. The current series will continue on Monday, May 8 with a 7:05 p.m. CT start.

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