(Burlington, IA) - Jahmai Jones hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, accounting for the Burlington Bees' (40-51) lone run in a 2-1 loss to the Fort Wayne TinCaps (41-51) in 10 innings on Friday night.
Fort Wayne opened the scoring in the second inning. Hudson Potts started the inning with a single into right field. After two straight groundouts moved Potts to third base, Jack Suwinski dumped a single into left field, scoring Potts, giving the TinCaps a 1-0 lead.
After trailing by one run since the second inning, Jahmai Jones tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning by hitting a line drive over the left field wall, tying the game at one.
For the fourth time in the second half, the Bees went to extra innings. With the game still tied at one in the top of the 10th inning, Jorge Ona singled. Reinaldo Ilarraza came on as a pinch runner and moved to second on a wild pitch. Ilarraza then scored on a throwing error while advancing to third on a pitch in the dirt, giving the TinCaps to 2-1 lead.
Diomar Lopez (2-2) set the Bees down in order in the bottom of the 10th inning, earning the win. Bees' reliever Adrian Almeida (0-2) was charged with the loss. The Bees will welcome in the Lake County Captains starting on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. as Nate Bertness makes the start for the Bees against Jaun Hillman for the Captains. It's a U.S. Bank Friends and Family Saturday and American Cancer Society night. The Bees will be wearing special jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game. Stick around after the game for fireworks. For tickets, visit gobees.com or stop by the Bees' office. For more information, call the Bees at (319)-754-5705.
NOTES: The Bees have now lost three games in a row. Jordan Zimmerman saw his 18 games hitting streak come to an end after going 0-for-4. Stephen Kerr picked up his first hit as Bee in his debut. Joe Gatto allowed just one run in five innings of work.
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