Todd Pletcher

Regional Digest: Bees Rout Ducks

Crouse, Walton Lead Bees

Michael Crouse broke a tie with a two-run homer in the second inning, and the New Britain Bees pulled away for an 8-2 victory in an Atlantic League game Monday in Central Islip, N.Y.

Jamar Walton went 4-for-5 for the Bees, including his 1,00th career hit. He had a double, a home run and three RBI.

Greg Nappo (3-1) allowed four hits and two runs in six innings, striking out eight and walking two, for the Bees.

Lukas Wins Hopeful

Sporting Chance won the $350,000 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga, giving Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas a record eighth victory in the Grade 1 race two days after his 82nd birthday.

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