There was no snow involved this time, but the Burlington Bees lost “big” to the Ft. Wayne TinCaps last night, 13-3 in northeast Indiana. With the defeat, the Bees fall to 6-5, while Ft. Wayne is now 4-7. The two teams will wrap up their series this morning at 10:05 and the Bees will then head to Lake County for a 3-game set against the Captains. By the way, you can hear today’s game on “gobees.com.”
In college baseball yesterday….. SCC 19, Muscatine 10
The Burlington Bees beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 4-2 last night in eastern Indiana, in a game shortened to seven innings by snow.
The Bees’ Mark Shannon was 3 for 4 with two of those hits doubles…and three RBI’s. Weather permitting, they’ll go at it again tonight and you can hear the game on KBUR, beginning with Michael Broskoski’s pregame show at 5:45.
Western Illinois University has re-hired former assistant men’s basketball coach Billy Wright to succeed Jim Molinari as head coach of the Leathernecks. He’ll be introduced at a news conference at 2 o’clock this afternoon. In addition to being Molinari’s assistant for five years…the last three as Associate Head Coach…Wright played for Molinari at Bradley. Last season, Wright was an assistant coach at Ball State. Continue Reading
Yesterday’s Burlington Bees/Dayton Dragons baseball game was called off because of the heavy rain.
It won’t be made up, because the Dragons are not scheduled to return to Community Field this year. Bees officials say tickets from yesterday will be honored at any upcoming home game.
The Bees travel to Fort Wayne today to face the TinCaps. You can hear all the action on KBUR, starting with Michael Broskoski’s pregame show at 5:45. Burlington will be back in town on the 21st.
At 34 Raceway over the weekend, Terry McCarl won the MOWA 410 Sprints Feature(Paul Nienhiser was second)…Scott Hogan took the IMCA Modifieds Feature(with Chris Zogg coming in next)…and Adam Gates crossed the finish line first in the 4-Cylinder Feature(with Aaron Hill in second place). Continue Reading
The Burlington Bees played their first day game of the year yesterday and rallied to beat the Bowling Green(OH) Hot Rods 5-4.
The victory means a series sweep for the Bees, who host a 3-game series with the Dayton Dragons beginning tonight at 6:30. You can hear the game on KBUR, beginning at 6:10 with Michael Broskoski.
BHS Alumnus Tim Goodwin is coming back to take the Activities Director and Associate Principal’s job. Goodwin, for the past eight years the Activities and Athletic Director at Muscatine High School, will replace Tom Plein, who is retiring at the end of this school year.
It’s official — Western Illinois University head men’s basketball coach Jim Molinari is leaving the Macomb school to become an assistant under Tim Miles at Nebraska.
SCC guard Jordan Stevens has been named to the NJCAA Division-1 All-American first team. The sophomore averaged 19.2 points-per-game this past basketball season, along with 3.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Continue Reading
The Burlington Bees scored early last night and then hung on…thanks to good pitching, four opposition errors and seven walks…in beating the Bowling Green(OH) Hot Rods 5-2.
The Bees are now 4-2 for the season, while Bowling Green drops to 2-4. The two teams play again today at 11:30 at Community Field. Tomorrow(Fri) night, Dayton comes to town for a 3-game series.
Long-time Fort Madison wrestling coach Mick Pickford died yesterday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was 82. Pickford was head coach of the Bloodhound wrestlers for 35 years and during that span his teams won 17 conference titles, 10 sectional tournaments, three district meets and finished in the top-6 in the state six times, including a third place in 1980. His squads once won 42 duals in a row and he had six undefeated seasons.
In college softball yesterday….. SCC swept John Wood 7-3 and 11-8
The Burlington Bees kicked off their first homestand of the season last night with a 3-0 shutout of the Bowling Green(OH) Hotrods.
Bees starter Elliot Morris struck out six, allowed just one hit in five innings and picked up the win, his first. The Bees are now 3-2 and will take on the Hotrods again tonight at Community Field. The game’s at 6:30 and you can hear it on KBUR, beginning with Michael Broskoski’s pre-game show at 6:10.
The Burlington Bees open their 2014 home season tonight(Tues) at Community Field against the Bowling Green(OH) Hotrods.
Both teams enter the game with 2-2 records. The first pitch is at 6:30 and if you can’t make it to the ballpark, the contest will be broadcast on KBUR, beginning with Michael Broskoski’s pre-game show at 6:10.
As we told you first yesterday(Mon), West Burlington-Notre Dame Head Football Coach Jeff Housel has resigned. It was made official by the West Burlington School Board last night. Housel will remain with the High School as a math teacher and Athletic Director.
Chinese national, embassy partially damaged in Somalia hotel blast
An African Union (AU) soldier walks past the scene of destruction following a suicide car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia. The suicide car bomber reportedly rammed his car into the protective perimeter outside Jazeera Palace hotel on Sunday.