Bees Rout Rattlers in Finale

Bees collect season high in hits and runs

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By Burlington Bees | April 12, 2017 10:03 PM

(Appleton, WI) - The Burlington Bees recorded a season-high 15 hits in a 9-1 win over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Wednesday night at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin. 

The Bees wasted no time getting the bats going on Wednesday night. With one out, Brennon Lund singled and stole second base. Jack Kruger knocked a single into right, scoring Lund, putting the Bees on top 1-0. Jordan Zimmerman added to the Bees' lead with a single to right, scoring Kruger, extending the Bees' lead to 2-0. With the bases loaded, Jordan Serena was hit by a pitch, upping the lead to 3-0.

After Wisconsin scored a run on a balk in the bottom of the second inning the Bees got the run right back. Jordan Zimmerman reached on a single and moved to second on an error. Jeyson Sanchez gave the Bees their three run lead back with a double to left, pushing the lead to 4-1.

The Bees had their second three run inning of the game in the fourth. Juan Moreno started the inning by reaching on an error and then scored on a Josh Merrigan double. The Bees scored two more in the inning on a Jahmai Jones RBI single and a Kruger RBI single, extending the Bees advantage to 7-1. 

The Bees added insurance in the fifth on another Merrigan RBI double and again in the seventh on a Juan Moreno home run. Bees' starter Andrew Vinson allowed just one run on two hits in five innings of work in his first professional start. 

Jordan Zimmerman collected a season high four hits as eight of the nine Bees in the lineup had hits. Vinson (1-0) picked up the win while Nattino Diplan (0-1) was charged with the loss. Travis Herrin (1) pitched four innings, earning a save. 

The Bees return home to host the Clinton LumberKings starting on Thursday night at 6:30. Sam Pastrone makes the start for the Bees against Brandon Miller for Clinton at Community Field. For tickets visit gobees.com or stop by the Bees' office. For more information, call the Bees at (319)-754-5705. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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