(Burlington, IA) - The Burlington Bees (40-52) were held to just one run for the fourth straight game in a 4-1 loss to the Lake County Captains (38-53) on Saturday night at Community Field.
Lake County jumped out in front in the second inning. Emmanuel Tapia started the frame with a ground ball single to center. Logan Ice then hit a line drive to left that skipped to the wall, scoring Tapia, giving the Captains a 1-0 lead.
The Captains added to their lead in the top of the third inning. Alexis Pantoja started the inning with a single and then moved to third on a Connor Capel single. After Capel stole second base, Luke Wakamatsu hit a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Pantoja, giving the Captains 2-0 lead. Li-Jen Chu added to the lead with a single to left, scoring Capel, extending the lead to 3-0.
For the second straight night, the Burlington Bees scored their only run of the game on a Jahmai Jones home run to left field, his team leading eighth of the season, cutting the deficit to 3-1.
Connor Capel would get that run back for the Captains by blasting a solo home run to right, pushing the Lake County lead back to three at 4-1 in the eighth inning. The Bees could not recover, losing their fourth in a row, 4-1. Captains' starter Juan Hillman (5-4) earned the win while Nate Bertness (3-6) was charged with the loss and Ryder Ryan (6) picked up the save.
The Bees and the Captains continue the series on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. when Erik Manoah makes the start for the Bees against Micah Miniard for the Captains. It's Huffman Farm & Home Sunday as kids will be able to run the bases following the game. 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 lost four games in a row and haave scored one run in each of the four games. Jahmai Jones now leads the team with eight home runs this season. Derek Jenkins had his nine game hitting streak snapped.
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