Category Archives: Burlington Bees

Vogelbach, Olson and Nunez make MLB debuts

Three former Midwest League players — Dan Vogelbach, Matt Olson and Renato Nunez — made their major-league debuts Monday. All three played in the Midwest League in 2013. Vogelbach made his debut for the Seattle Mariners as a pinch-hitter in … Continue reading

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Two ex-MWLers play all 9 positions in a single game

Two Oakland Athletics prospects recently played all nine positions in a single game — former Burlington Bees infielder Wade Kirkland on Monday, and former Beloit Snappers infielder Melvin Mercedes on Saturday. Kirkland did it for the Double-A Midland RockHounds. Mercedes … Continue reading

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Clinton sets new franchise record for wins in a season

The Clinton LumberKings staved off a late-inning rally by the Burlington Bees to win 5-4 Thursday, setting a new franchise record for wins in a single season. The LumberKings are now 84-52, the best record in the Midwest League this season. … Continue reading

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Kernels win 8th straight game, clinch playoff berth

The Cedar Rapids Kernels beat the Clinton LumberKings 6-1 Monday to win their eighth straight game and clinch a postseason berth for the fourth consecutive year. The win, combined with the Peoria Chiefs’ doubleheader sweep of the Burlington Bees earlier … Continue reading

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Loehr, Bautista named MWL players of the week

Beloit Snappers infielder Trace Loehr and Dayton Dragons RHP Wendolyn Bautista respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for Aug. 22-28. During that period, Loehr batted a robust .555 (15-for-27) with five doubles, four walks, … Continue reading

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Hot Rods clinch first playoff berth since 2013

The Bowling Green Hot Rods seem revved and ready to start the postseason. The team completed a five-game sweep of the Lake County Captains with a 14-2 win Thursday, clinching a playoff berth for the first time since 2013. The … Continue reading

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