Jeff Bianchi went 3-for-3 with a two-run double in the Bees’ four-run fourth inning, and all-star Michael Thompson hit his 13th home run, moving him into second place in the Midwest League.
Back from High-A ball, Matt Campbell ran up to his pitch count after allowing three runs on six hits in 4.1 innings. Aaron Hartsock (3-2) pitched three innings of one-hit ball to get the win, and Chris Hayes picked off the one baserunner he inherited, then retired all four batters he faced to notch his third save.
This four-game series wraps up tonight with another 6:30 game at Peoria. The Bees close the first half of the season with a three-game weekend series at Kane County.