Saturday, April 28, 2018

Sugar Land tabs 2-1 win over New Britain to kick off season

Story and photo by Robert H Kelly
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SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (April 27, 2018) The Sugar Land Skeeters kicked of their 2018 season with a new manager, a load of new players, and a 2-1 win over the New Britain Bees on Friday, April 27, 2018. The capacity crowd at Constellation Field saw Pete Incaviglia (shown above) take over the manager reins from Gary Gaetti, who stepped down in 2017 after six years at the helm of the Skeeters

Sugar Land's runs came from designated hitter Courtney Hawkins, who nailed a 1-1 pitch to deep right-center field for an inside-the-park home run to put the Skeeters up 1-0 in the bottom of the third. Center fielder Anthony Giansanti followed Hawkins with a triple, and was sent home on second baseman Alovaro Rondon's sacrifice grounder. The Bees scored their single run in the fifth inning. The Skeeters tallied their two runs on six hits while leaving only four on base. Starting pitcher Mitch Talbot received the win, going five innings while giving up four hits and one unearned run. 

The series continues on Saturday with a 6:05 p.m. CDT start.

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