Bees Beat Bandits by Three Touchdowns
We had a nice round final in today’s afternoon matchup between the Burlington Bees and the visiting Quad Cities River Bandits. Quarterback Jo Adell threw for four touchd… wait a minute. This was a baseball score!
On a pleasant day in Burlington, Iowa fans of the hometown Bees began filing into the park this morning for a nice start to their weekend. What seemed like it was going to be a leisurely day at the ballpark quickly turned quiet Burlington into the talk of the baseball world.
All football jokes aside, the Bees defeated the River Bandits by a final of 28-7 and as you would expect, the scoring came early and often. Quad Cities put one run on the board in the top of the first before Burlington answered back with eight of their own in the bottom half of the frame. After scoring eight in the first, the Bees scored two in the second, three in the fourth, five in the fifth, five in the sixth, and five in the eighth… you know, for those of you scoring at home.
I can’t in good conscience write this article without mentioning the fact that the 28 runs came on just 24 hits. I also can’t ignore the irony that the score was 28-3 before Quad Cities was able to get two safeties in the top of the ninth to make it 28-7.
Every member of the Bees that started today got a hit. Gleyvin Pineda went 5/5, and highly touted prospect Jo Adell, David MacKinnon, and Spencer Griffin each had four hits. The majority of the damage came from the two and three hole as Adell and Brandon Marsh combined for 15 RBI.
Surprisingly, the River Bandits used just six pitchers on the day with Patrick Sandoval taking the brunt of the damage, giving up 10 runs on 10 hits in 1.2 innings.