Bees Win 7-5 in Ten over South BendJuly 20, 2012 - Midwest League (MWL) Burlington Bees
The Bees have now won four consecutive games following four consecutive losses last week. Once again they are only a game under .500 on the season.
The Bees actually led 5-to-2 in the bottom of the eighth before the Silver Hawks scored three times with the big blow coming on an unlucky play for the Bees. With two outs and two men on and the score at 5-to-3, Matt Helm, who already had a home run in the game, hit a shallow fly ball to center field. Aaron Shipman couldn't see the ball in the dark overcast sky and the ball dropped for a two-run double that tied the game 5-to-5.
Luckily the Bees were able to respond in the top of the tenth. Sean Jamieson roped a line drive into left field on the first pitch of the tenth inning. Jamieson advanced to second base on a wild pitch and took third base when Chih-Fang Pan grounded a ball to the first baseman. The Silver Hawks walked Douglas Landaeta to put run- ners at the corners for a double play opportunity.
Rashun Dixon stepped up to the plate with a chance for redemption; the slugger had struck out all four times he was at the plate before the tenth. Dixon promptly lined a base hit to right field to give the Bees a 6-to-5 lead. Dixon is now 4-for-4 when batting in the extra innings this season. The Bees scored an insurance run to take a 7-to-5 lead that held up in the bottom of the tenth. The Bees are 6-2 when playing an extra-inning game.
Tanner Peters didn't get the win, but he was certainly one of the highlights of game two. The right-hander went a career-high six innings and only allowed three hits and a solo home run. He also had six strikeouts and didn't allow a walk.
Sean Jamieson went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored and Max Muncy had two hits in three at bats with a run scored. David Mota (3-0) earned his third win after blowing a save in the bottom of the eighth.
Once again, the Bees will try to win tomorrow to get to .500 with their overall record. First pitch of game three is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. CT.
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