Category: Bees

The Peoria Chiefs committed 5 costly errors were defeated by the Burlington Bees 5-1 before 3,234 fans on Bradley University Community night at O’Brien Field. All five of there runs scored were unearned. The Chiefs could manage just two hits off Burlington starter Tanner Peters (2-4), who also struck out eight in five innings of work. Chiefs starting pitcher Jeffry Antigua (1-2) took the loss. Bradley Braves new women’s head basketball coach Michael Brooks threw out the first pitch prior to the start of the game. Click here for the game box score.

-Bob

The Peoria Chiefs behind another strong pitching performance from lefty Kyler Burke defeated the Burlington Bees 2-1 before 1,367 fans. Both of the Chiefs runs came by way of sacrifice flies. In the fourth, designated hitter Taylor Davis drove in Ryan Cuneo, who walked and then took third on Anthony Giansanti’s single. Burlington scored their only run in the third when B.A. Vollmuth drove in Sean Jamieson, who doubled. The victory gives Peoria its first four-game winning streak of the season. Click here for complete game stats.

-Bob

With a sellout crowd of 7,142 in attendance for Star Wars night at the ballpark, starter PJ Francescon put on a show of his own leading the Peoria Chiefs to a dominating 2-1 win over the Burlington Bees Saturday night. Despite the win, the game saw the end of Paul Hoilman’s franchise-record 24-game hit streak which began on April 14th. The Chiefs took advantage of some faulty defense in the bottom of the third. After walking his fifth batter of the game to start the frame, Burlington starter Raul Alcantara hurled an errant pickoff throw to first allowing Zeke DeVoss to scoot all the way to third. Taiwan Easterling was unable to get one past the drawn in infield but another errant throw from shortstop Sean Jamieson allowed DeVoss to cross home giving Peoria a 1-0 lead without recording a hit. After back-to-back flyouts, Easterling stole second and was brought home on a RBI single by Wes Darvill extending the Chiefs’ lead to 2-0. Click for complete game stats.

-Bob

The Peoria Chiefs concluded a successful nine-game homestand with a 6-2 victory over the Burlington Bees Thursday night before 1,543 fans. Pierre LePage went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI, while Dallas Beeler did not allow a run in his return to the rotation. Peoria improved to 19-15 on the season and finished the homestand 7-2. For the third consecutive night, Peoria grabbed a 1-0 lead its first trip to the plate. LePage singled up the middle and advanced to third when Rubi Silva knocked a base hit into right. Greg Rohan brought LePage home with a sacrifice fly to right field off Bees’ starter Tyler Vail. Miss Illinois 2010 Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky threw out the first pitch and signed autographs for the fans during the game.

-Bob

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