Despite LHP Sean Newcomb’s first bad outing as a pro, the Burlington Bees beat the Quad Cities River Bandits 5-4 at Modern Woodmen Park on Sunday.
Newcomb, the top draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels this year, was making just his fourth start as a professional ballplayer, and only his second for the Burlington Bees. After giving up only one run on two hits and a walk in 3.1 innings vs. the Peoria Chiefs last Tuesday, the lefty gave up four runs on five hits and two walks against Quad Cities.
The four runs given up by Newcomb included a two-run homer by River Bandits 3B J.D. Davis, which gave Quad Cities a 4-2 lead after three innings.
The Bees rallied for a run in each of the 5th, 6th and 7th innings to take a 5-4 lead. DH Kody Eaves, who went 3-for-5 with a double and a RBI, scored what turned out to be the winning run.
Bees RHP Brian Loconsole got the win after throwing two scoreless innings of relief. He gave up only one hit and no walks while striking out four.
*All photos by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler