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Melville shines in professional debut

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The Burlington Bees defeated the South Bend Silver Hawks on Wednesday evening, 11-3. Most notable was the sparkling professional debut of Tim Melville, the Royals' fourth round pick in the 2008 draft.

Tim Melville got the start for the Bees and pitched six strong innings, yielding just one run on two hits and a walk while striking out a pair of batters. The 19-year old left the game with a 5-1 lead, and he earned his first professional victory as the Bees' bullpen preserved the rout. It didn't take Melville long to record his first professional strikeout. The Wentzville, Mo., native fanned the...

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