Eaves’ three hits lead Bees to victory

The Burlington Bees celebrate their 5-4 win over the Quad Cities River Bandits.

The Burlington Bees celebrate their 5-4 win over the Quad Cities River Bandits.

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.

Burlington Bees LHP Sean Newcomb

Burlington Bees LHP Sean Newcomb

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.

J.D. Davis is greeted at home plate by teammate Chase McDonald after hitting a two-run homer that gave the River Bandits a 4-2 lead.

J.D. Davis is greeted at the plate by teammate Chase McDonald after hitting a 2-run HR that gave the River Bandits a 4-2 lead.

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.

Burlington Bees DH Kody Eaves

Burlington Bees DH Kody Eaves

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.

Burlington Bees RHP Brian Loconsole

Burlington Bees RHP Brian Loconsole

*All photos by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler

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