Bees Lose to Chiefs; Maldonado Gold at State Track & Field Meet

The Burlington Bees lost to the Peoria Chiefs 4-3 at Community Field last night, even though both starting pitchers dominated the hitters for the first six innings.

The Bees’ Clint Sharp had allowed just two hits and two runs, but only one of them earned…and the Chiefs’ Rob Kaminsky had eight strikeouts and allowed only one hit.   The Bees scored three runs in the 8th inning but the Chiefs answered with two in the 9th, to win it.   The two teams will play again tonight and tomorrow night in Burlington and you can hear both games on KBUR.



At the Iowa State Track & Field Meet in Des Moines, Fort Madison’s Jeremy Maldonado won the Class 3A 400-meter dash…Mt. Pleasant’s Mary Wester finished second in the 3A discus…Mt. Pleasant’s Ben Canby placed third in the boys 3A discus…the Panthers’ Dustin Amos came in second in the 3A high-jump…WB-ND’s Xavior Williams came in third in the 2A long jump…teammate Logan Hoschek placed 8th in the 3200-meter run…L-M’s Jeshua van Sickle earned a 6th place in the 2A long jump…and Burlington’s 4 by 800 relay team had its best time of the season, but only managed a 21st in the Class 4A boys meet.  



In girls tennis, ND-WB’s Stephanie Wills earned a trip to state, with a second place in singles at the University of Iowa…..and in boys golf, New London’s Tristan Kadel and Hagin Gillis placed second and third, respectively, in a Class 1A boys district meet. They’re headed to state, along with the Winfield-Mt. Union team, which placed second to qualify.