Archive for June, 2008

Bees End Home Stand with a BIG Win!

June 30, 2008

Another good crowd showed up at The Hive Monday night to see the Bees win 2-1 in 11 innings. 1,602 fans witnessed Bees’ outfielder David Lough drive in the winning run in the 11th inning.

The Bees head on the road to Kane County through Friday and then return home Saturday, July 5th at 6:30 against Clinton. The game will feature a big fireworks show after the game thanks to J&M Displays and Catfish Bend Casino. Hope to see everyone here!


Jason Taylor and Zach Evangelho talk with our “baseball buddies” before the game.


Second basemen Johnny Giavotella runs out with one of the YMCA Texas Leaguers.


A big and enthusiastic crowd cheered the Bees to victory.


Dancing Bobby and some of his friends having a great time!

Little League Recognition Day

June 30, 2008

Little Leaguers from all over the area came out to The Hive Sunday and enjoyed an exciting 4-3 Bees win over Wisconsin.

Monday will mark the last day of the home stand when the Bees take on Wisconsin at 7:00 for Dollar Monday presented by Miller Lite. Adult General Admission Tickets are just $2 and kids/seniors are just $1. We’ll also have $1 hot dogs, popcorn, pizza, and pop at the concession stand all night long!

Here are some shots from yesterday:


Intern Mike on his way down in the dunk tank!


One lucky young fun won a bike courtesy of Louisa Communications.


A very interesting picture of a Mike Moustakas foul ball.


The players signed autographs for all the Little Leaguers after the game.

Lots of Fun on Cubs-Cards Rivalry Night

June 28, 2008

The Bees started off slow Friday night but finished scored eight unanswered runs to beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 8-4. Mike Moustakas and Clint Robinson connected on back-to-back home runs in the 3rd inning.

Saturday, the Bees and Timber Rattlers will go at it again at 6:30. Make sure to come out to the game and see the fireworks after the game!

Here are some shots from Friday:

What’s this? Cubs and Cards fans sitting together?


Mike Moustakas with one of his Baseball Buddies.


These fans are having a great time!


Buzz with some of his friends!

Cubs vs. Cards Rivalry Night!

June 27, 2008

Friday night is Cubs vs. Cards Rivalry Night! Come out supporting your favorite team and give youself a chance to win some great prizes! The Bees will take on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at 7:00. However, you can come out to The Hive starting at 4:00 for BIG FUN FRIDAY. Happy Hour will be held on the Budweiser Party Deck, and we’ll have drink specials and games going on. Other upcoming games are:

Saturday, 6:30: Enjoy a great FIREWORKS display after the game courtesy of J&M Displays!

Sunday, 2:00: Little League Recognition Day! All little league teams and coaches get in free and will have the chance to participate in a pre-game parade on the field. Everyone who wishes to participate is asked to be at Community Field by 1:20.

Bees Lose a Tough One to Peoria

June 25, 2008

The Bees’ 7-game home winning streak was snapped Tuesday night in a 5-4 loss to Peoria. However, fans were treated to good weather, good baseball, and lots of fun!

Here are some snapshots from the night:

S.O.F.T (Supporting Our Families & Troops) will be at the ballpark through Saturday collecting items for care packages for our troops.


Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg coaching 3rd base for Peoria


The Scouts from Hope Haven are having a great time!


All the guys are watching the game closely.

Your Bees continue their series with Ryne Sandberg and Peoria Wednesday at 7:00pm for Kid’s Eat Free Wednesday! All kids 12 and under will get a free hot dog and drink at the game!

Another Great Night at The Hive

June 24, 2008

Over 1,900 Bees’ fans crowded Community Field Monday night to watch the Bees stay hot at home, beating Ryne Sandberg and the Peoria Chiefs 4-1. Recent All-Star Adrian Ortiz led the hitting attack with three hits and two runs scored. Danny Duffy threw seven scoreless innings to pick up his third win of the season.

The Bees and Chiefs play each other three more times before we welcome Wisconsin to The Hive for a 4-game series starting Friday. We hope to see you here!

Here are some shots of last night’s crowd down in the concourse:

Augustine and Ortiz at the All-Star Game

June 19, 2008

Both Joe Augustine and Adrian Ortiz represented the Bees very well at the Midwest League All-Star Game in Midland, Michigan Tuesday. The West All-Stars won the game 5-4 in 10 innings.

Ortiz started in CF for the West and went 1-for-3 at the plate with a single and RBI. Augustine allowed one hit in an inning of work but didn’t allow a run and struck out one batter.


Joe Augustine and other West reserves before the game.


Adrian Ortiz on the big video board as he led off the game.


Adrian Ortiz at the plate.


A wide shot of the field with Joe Augustine on the mound.

Bees Win Again!

June 13, 2008

The Bees completed the sweep of Wisconsin Thursday night in a 5-0 win. Alex Caldera, Zach Peterson, and Chris Chavez combined for the shutout. Clint Robinson hit his 7th home run of the season.

The clouds looked ominous to the north most of the night, but the bad weather stayed away long enough to finish the game.

The Bees return home to Community Field June 23rd to start a 4-game series with Ryne Sandberg and the Peoria Chiefs. It will be the last chance to see the Hall of Famer this season at The Hive.

We’ll be up in Midland, Michigan next Monday-Wednesday for the Midwest League All-Star Game. We’ll be there cheering on Adrian Ortiz and Joe Augustine as they play for the Western Division Team. I’ll try to add some pictures of the events. Hope everyone has a great weekend and Happy Father’s Day to all dads!

A Tour of the Ballpark

June 11, 2008

1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders from Clark County School District in Missouri came to Community Field on Wednesday for a tour. Whitney showed nearly 100 kids around the ballpark. All the kids had a great time!

Your Bees continue their series with Wisconsin Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 at The Hive. The Bees have been hot at home lately, winning five out of the last six. Hope to see you here!

Bees Head Home for a 4-game Series

June 9, 2008

After a tough road trip to Cedar Rapids, your Bees come back home to the Hive starting tonight to start a 4-game series with Wisconsin. Here’s what is going on this week:

Monday, June 9, 6:30pm: Dollar Monday Sponsored by Miller Lite. All adult general admission tickets are just $2 while student/seniors are just $1. We’ll also have $1 popcorn, hot dogs, pizza, and pop at the concession stand.

Tuesday, June 10, 6:30pm: Hawk Eye Two-for-Tuesday. Look for a 2-for-1 ticket coupon in Tuesday’s edition of The Hawk Eye Newspaper.

Wednesday, June 11, 6:30pm: Kid’s Eat Free Wednesday Sponsored by News Radio 1490 KBUR. All kid’s 12 and under will get a free hot dog and drink at the concession stand.

Thursday, June 12, 6:30pm: Thirsty Thursday Sponsored by the Mark Warth Agency. Enjoy drink specials on all beer and Pepsi products throughout the game.