Bees Rally Late, But Drop Home Opener 4-2 To Chiefs

April 6, 2018 2:52 PM

For Immediate Release

By: Bees Staff Writer
April 5, 2018, 2018


Photos by: Steve Cirinna

Jo Adell hammers a line drive to left field.


Bees Rally Late, But Drop Home Opener 4-2 To Chiefs.


 Bees Avoiding being no-hit, with an RBI single by Jo Adell in the bottom of the 8th inning.


Burlington, IA. - The first home game of the season brought fifty-three-degree weather for the Burlington fans. Opening day pitcher, Luis Madero collected the loss in a 4-2 final. Madero would give up the season's first hit to Chiefs right fielder, Dylan Carlson in the top of the first inning. The Bees defense would surrender two runs in the first on an Elehuris Montero double, while Madero recorded his first strike out of the season, punching out Bryce Denton .


Peoria recorded 10 hits in the game with no errors, but had to use 5 pitchers to get the job done. Starting pitcher, Jake Walsh worked through 5 innings, struck out 5 batters and had 4 walks to record his first win of the season.




Bees Hitting Woes

The Bees couldn't seem to get their bats going, but worked hard to break the game open and get on the board. With 9 walks gifted from Peoria pitchers, David MacKinnon would score the Bees first run in the sixth, on a wild pitch by Fabian Blanco . In the bottom of the 8th, Jo Adell found the magic swing and crashed the Chiefs no-hitter party with a line drive single to left field against reliever Cory Malcom.


Looking Forward

The two-game series is set to continue Friday at Community Field, slated for a 6:30pm start. The Bees look to get their first win of the season at home and head to Peoria for the weekend to complete the 4-game series.  



Photos by: Steve Cirinna

Luis Madero throws his first start for the season and comes out on the losing end.


About the Bees

The Burlington Bees are the Class-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Professional baseball in Burlington, Iowa dates back to 1889, giving this community one of the longest and most storied histories of any current Minor League Baseball organization. The Bees take pride in upholding that rich history and providing a place for community events and maintaining affordable family entertainment.




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