Bees shut out Beloit Snappers
Three Burlington pitchers combined on a six-hitter as the Bees blanked the Snappers, 5-0, in a Midwest League game.
Beloit starter Jason Wheeler (7-2) lost only his second game of the season, surrendering three earned runs on nine hits in five innings
Ryan Pineda had three hits for Burlington, including a double and a triple.
Beloit fell three games behind first-place Wisconsin in the Western Division.
Game two of the three-game series is tonight.
BURLINGTON 5, BELOIT 0
Beloit Snappers 000 000 000—0 6 2
Burlington Bees 011 120 00x—5 10 1
Wheeler, Atherton (6) and Knudson; Granier, Mye (8), Tyson (Bu) and Nester.
Leading hitters—Roberts (Be) 2x3, Landaeta (Bu) 2x4. Pineda (Nu) 3x4. 2B—Consigli (Bu), Pineda (Bu). 3B—Pineda (Bu). HR—Landaeta (Bu).
SO—Wheeler (Be) 4, Atherton (Be) 6, Granier (Bu) 4, Mye (Bu) 1. BB—Wheeler 2, Atherton 1, Granier 2.
W—Granier (8-2). L—Wheeler (7-2).
Last updated: 8:50 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012