For Immediate Release
By: Bees Staff Writer
April 7, 2018
Leonardo Rivas Singles to Center in The Eighth.
Bees Put Out Chiefs Fire with 9-3 Win
Bees cash in on walks, helping produce the first win of the season.
Peoria, IL. - The Burlington Bees (1-1) won their first game of the year, picking up a 9-3 victory Saturday against the Peoria Chiefs at Dozer Park. Five walks by Johan Oveido, to start the game, led to a 7-0 Bees lead in the first inning. The Chiefs would get one run back in the second inning, on a shallow pop-up by Nick Plummer driving in Bryce Denton from second base.
Bees Bats Bounce Back
Leonardo Rivas and Julio Garcia both went 2-for-4 and scored three runs between them. In the third inning, Jo Addell would use his speed to earn a triple on a flyball to right field, racking up two RBI in the process. Bees would go up 9-1 and never look back. With eight hits and eight RBI as a team, the Bees found good rhythm overall at the plate.
Bees Manager Jack Howell had high praises for his squads first win together. "Hitters made great choices today to get us ahead early." said Howell. "Our pitching and defense was solid as well." On a 40-degree day, the Bees managed to make the best of the tough conditions. "It was cold but we battled through it." Howell said after the game. "The players handled the cold weather very well. "
Herrmann Gets His First Win
Keith Rogalla started the game on the mound pitching two innings against the Chiefs in his first start of season. He worked around one run, hurled 57 pitches and landed 35 strikes, to keep the Chiefs offense cool early. Max Herrmann would enter the game in the third and pitch three innings to collect the win. Hermann gave up two hits, one walk and a strike-out to help his cause.
The Fans Perspective at Dozer Park.
De La Cruzin'
Peoria would rally in the eighth and ninth innings with help from two passed ball by Kida De La Cruz , making it 9-3 Bees. Despite those two pass balls, Kida recorded three strikeouts, gave up three walks, and a hit in two innings of closing work. Adam Krezminski pitched two innings as well, giving up no runs, two walks, one hit and a strike out, adding to a winning pitching effort.
Ready for The First Long Home Stretch
The Bees will finish the four-game series in Peoria tomorrow night at 5pm and head back home to Burlington to start a seven-game home stand on Monday, April 9th. During that stretch, the Bees will face the Beloit Snappers four times and play three against the defending Midwest League Champions the Quad Cities River Bandits.
About the Bees
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