MIDWEST LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME: East defeats West with tiebreaker

The Eastern Division won Tuesday’s Midwest League All-Star Game with two home runs by Bowling Green’s Chris Betts.

Betts’ home runs, though, didn’t come in the nine innings of baseball. They came in the home run derby that was used to break a 3-3 tie.

Betts hit two home runs while Kane County’s Blaze Alexander hit one, giving the East the win.

Burlington Bees pitchers Jose Soriano and Robinson Pina appeared in the game for the Western Division.

Soriano pitched the second inning, allowing two hits and an earned run. Pina pitched two-thirds of an inning in the sixth, walking two and striking out two.

Bees pitcher Cristopher Molina was also part of the West team, but did not pitch because he pitched in Sunday’s first-half finale at Peoria.

The All-Star break concludes Wednesday. The Bees open the second half with Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. game against Kane County at Community Field.

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