For Immediate Release
By: RJ Larson
June 11, 2018
Game one: Bees blow save, but still pick up win in extras
Bees take game one of the double header 3-2 in eight innings thanks to a three RBI day from Jimmy Barnes
Beloit, WI. - The Burlington Bees (27-36) got an off day yesterday due to bad weather and were back in action Tuesday for a double header against the Beloit Snappers (29-33). Burlington took the first game of the double header 3-2 thanks to a big day from Jimmy Barnes. Kida De La Cruz (2-2) earned the victory, but did have a blown save, after giving up the tying run in the bottom of the seventh. Luis Madero got the start for the Bees and had another solid night on the mound. Madero went five innings, allowed just one run on five hits and struck out four. Nick Highberger (1-2) suffered the loss after giving up the go ahead run in the eighth.
Beloit goes up early, but Barnes gives Burlington the lead
Trace Loehr lead the Snappers off with a single and got to second on a passed ball. Jack Meggs then lined a single to right field, easily scoring Loehr and giving Beloit a 1-0 lead in the first.
Things were very quiet offensively again for Burlington, but they got things going in the top of the fifth. Kevin Williams Jr led the inning off with a single and Keinner Pina followed him up with a double to put runners on second and third. After back to back outs, Jimmy Barnes stepped into the batter's box and delivered big time for Burlington. Barnes sent a single to center which allowed both runners to score and he gave Burlington a 2-1 lead in the fifth.
Beloit ties things up in the seventh, but Bees take it in extras
With Loehr at second after a one out double, Burlington was one out away from taking the victory. However, Austin Beck didn't want game one to end early and sent an RBI double to left and tied the game up at 2-2.
Julio Garcia was the Bees place runner in the top of the eighth, and advanced to third after a wild pitch. That allowed Jimmy Barnes to send a ball to right for a sacrifice fly for his third RBI of the game and giving Burlington a 3-2 lead.
Beloit didn't manage to advance their place runner in the bottom of the eight after a ground out to the pitcher, a strikeout, and a ground out to short.
King Bee Player of the Game
Jimmy Barnes earned player of the game after his good day at the plate. Barnes was 1-2 in the game and drove in all three runs for the Bees.
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. GOBEES.com
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