(Burlington, IA) - The Burlington Bees were swept for the first time this season, losing the series finale to the Quad Cities River Bandits, 7-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Community Field.
Quad Cities continued their hot offense in the top of the first inning. After recording the first two outs of the inning, Sam Pastrone allowed back-to-back hits before Stephen Wrenn put the River Bandits on top with a double to left, giving Quad Cities a 1-0 lead.
The River Bandits extended their lead to 3-0 when Spencer Johnson drove in a pair with a double in the fourth inning. Chuckie Robinson made it 4-0 with a single scoring Johnson.
The Bees got on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning thanks to Jordan Serena who belted his first home run of the season, a solo shot to left, cutting the deficit to 4-1.
Quad Cities added to their lead in the sixth inning on a Marcos Almonte two-run home run, making the score 6-1.
With the Bees trailing 7-1 in the ninth, Brennan Morgan got the Bees their second run of the game, smacking a solo home run to left. The Bees would not get any closer, losing 7-2.
Ryan Hartman (1-0) earned the win while Sam Pastrone (0-3) was charged with the loss. Erasmo Pinales (1) earned the save. The Bees head to Beloit to start a four-game series with the Snappers, starting on Thursday night at 6:30 pm.
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