RSL Hosts Expansion Atlanta United Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium

Head Coach Mike Petke

Head Coach Mike Petke

SANDY, Utah (Friday, April 21, 2017) – Real Salt Lake (2-3-2, 6th West) continues its 2017 campaign by hosting 2017 expansion side Atlanta United FC (2-2-2, 6th East) Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium at 7:30 p.m. MT, as the club looks to extend its active winning streak to three with new Head Coach Mike Petke at the helm.
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Bees Extend Win Streak to Six

Brooks Pounders (Photo: Rob Gray)

Brooks Pounders (Photo: Rob Gray)

Four Salt Lake pitchers combined to throw a three hitter on Thursday night, as the Bees downed the Sacramento River Cats 5-2 for their sixth consecutive win. Starter Alex Blackford (1-0) went five and one-third innings and allowed just two runs on three hits with six strikeouts and three walks. Jose Valdez retired all five batters he faced, Brooks Pounders worked a three up, three down eighth and Kirby Yates tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save of the season. Continue reading

Bees Comeback Road Win Over River Cats

Eric Young Jr. (Photo: Rob Gray)

Eric Young Jr. (Photo: Rob Gray)

Sacramento, CA (April 19, 2017) – The Salt Lake Bees scored six runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 7-4 victory over the Sacramento River Cats on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to five games. The Bees trailed 3-0 going into the eighth when Eric Young, Jr. led off with a single to center. Kaleb Cowart was walked and after a double steal,  Dustin Ackley drove in the first run with an infield single. Nolan Fontana brought home the second run with a squeeze bunt. Back to back walks loaded the bases for Ramon Flores, who singled to center to bring in the tying and go ahead runs. Young capped off the inning with a two run double. Continue reading

Bees Take Road Game Against River Cats

Sherman Johnson

Sherman Johnson

Sacramento, CA (April 18, 2017) – Sherman Johnson drove in a season high five runs to lead the Salt Lake Bees to an 8-2 win over the Sacramento River Cats on Tuesday night. The Bees trailed 2-1 in the fourth inning when Matt Williams singled with one out. Francisco Arcia drew a base on balls before Johnson drilled a 1-1 pitch over the right field bullpen for his first home run of the season and give Salt Lake a two run lead. He would add an RBI single in the sixth and a run scoring grounder in the eighth. Continue reading

March Madness Returns to Salt Lake City in 2019

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Vivint Smart Home Arena (Photo Rob Gray)

SALT LAKE CITY – The NCAA announced today the University of Utah has been selected to host first- and second-round games of the 2019 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The games will take place March 21 and 23 at Vivint Smart Home Arena, which is in the process of undergoing a major renovation.

The University of Utah is no stranger to hosting NCAA Tournament games. Ironically, 2019 will serve as the 40th anniversary of the 1979 NCAA Final Four that took place in the Jon M. Huntsman Center, featuring the title game “dream match-up” of Michigan State’s Magic Johnson and Indiana State’s Larry Bird. Continue reading