Bees back in town, off today

It’s a much-needed off day for the road-weary Bees, who arrived back in Burlington in the wee hours of the morning.

Last night, the team closed its first long roadtrip of the season with a third-straight loss to the league-leading Dayton Dragons at Fifth Third Field. The Bees, who went 2-6 in Fort Wayne and Dayton, had their chances once again last night.

The Dragons brought four runs across in the seventh inning, and an insurance run in the eighth, erasing a 2-0 Bees lead.

Your Bees scored two runs on a third-inning single by second baseman Marc Maddox, whose two hits extended his hitting streak to nine games and lifted his team-best average to .362. Starter Jason Godin was strong in his Bees debut, retiring the first 11 batters he faced, fanning four and giving up just one hit in four shutout innings. Everett Teaford took the mound in the fifth inning and retired the first six batters he faced, before the Bees ran into problems in the seventh.

Your Bees (who, by the way, still have a winning record at 9-8) get back in the swing of things tomorrow, when they welcome Quad Cities for a 7 p.m. game on The Sombrero Thirsty Thursday. The Bees and the Swing will follow that up with a 7 p.m. game on the season’s first Fireworks Friday, sponsored by Budweiser and J&M Displays.

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