Bees Beat Fresno Grizzlies 5-4 for Back to Back Wins

Dustin Ackley (Photo Rob Gray)

Dustin Ackley (Photo Rob Gray)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (April 16, 2017) – Ryan LaMarre drew a walk-off balk to give the Bees back-to-back walk-off wins, taking a 5-4 victory on Easter Sunday. The victory was the 151st walk-off win in Salt Lake history and the first by a walk-off balk. The Bees had not won on consecutive walk-off victories since April 21 and 22 of 2015, beating Fresno on walk-off errors both nights.

Bees outfielder Shane Robinson (Photo Rob Gray)

Bees outfielder Shane Robinson (Photo Rob Gray)

Salt Lake trailed 4-2 entering the bottom of the ninth when Shane Robinson led off the inning with a single. After a Kaleb Cowart fly out, Dustin Ackley drew a walk to put the tying run on base. Ryan LaMarre followed Ackley with a broken back single to score Robinson. The tying run then scored on an errant pickoff throw, moving LaMarre to second base. LaMarre then moved to third base on a wild pitch and with Rey Navarro at the plate Fresno pitcher Reymin Guduan made his move home before attempting a pick off to bring in the winning run.

Salt Lake Bees (Photo Rob Gray)

Salt Lake Bees (Photo Rob Gray)

“I took a couple hard steps… He took a step towards home, but then held onto the ball and ran at me,” LaMarre said. “It looked funny, I thought it looked like a balk. It was and it worked out for us.”

LaMarre and Shane Robinson finished with identical box scores, collecting two hits, a run scored and a RBI to lead the Bees offense. Dustin Ackley saw his nine game hitting streak come to an end, but walked a season-high three times. Alex Meyer got the start for the Bees giving up three runs over five innings, but received his third no-decision of the season. Jose Valdez took home the victory with a perfect ninth inning to improve his record to 1-1.

The Bees will finish out the homestand on Monday night against the Grizzlies. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Every Monday is Smith’s Family Night, fans can purchase four hot dogs and four tickets for $20 at Smith’s Tix locations.

Fresno Grizzlies
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Tony Kemp 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .356
Derek Fisher LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .229
Tyler White SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .395
A.J. Reed 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .265
Teoscar Hernandez CF 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .257
Colin Moran 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .225
Preston Tucker RF 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .314
Jon Kemmer DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .227
Juan Centeno C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Totals 35 4 10 1 0 0 3 3 7 .290
BATTING
2B: Tucker (3, Meyer).
TB: Kemmer; White 2; Centeno; Tucker 4; Kemp, T 2; Hernandez, T.
RBI: Kemmer (3); White (3); Tucker (8).
2-out RBI: Kemmer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Reed; Kemmer; Hernandez, T; Kemp, T 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
SB: Hernandez, T 2 (3, 2nd base off Meyer/Sanchez, T, 2nd base off Ege/Sanchez, T); Kemp, T (3, 2nd base off Meyer/Sanchez, T); Fisher (1, home off Meyer/Sanchez, T); White (1, 2nd base off Meyer/Sanchez, T).
CS: Centeno (1, 2nd base by Meyer/Sanchez, T).

FIELDING
E: Guduan (1, pickoff).

Salt Lake Bees
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Shane Robinson LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .417
Kaleb Cowart DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .341
Dustin Ackley 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .286
    1- Eric Young Jr. PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .318
Ryan LaMarre CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .237
Nolan Fontana 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216
Rey Navarro SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .278
Ramon Flores RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .400
Tony Sanchez C 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .125
Sherman Johnson 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 .179
Totals 33 5 8 1 1 0 3 8 10 .277
1-Ran for Ackley in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Sanchez, T (2, Perez, T).
3B: Johnson, S (1, Perez, T).
TB: Johnson, S 3; LaMarre 2; Sanchez, T 2; Flores, R; Robinson, S 2; Cowart.
RBI: Johnson, S (4); Robinson, S (6); LaMarre (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fontana; Robinson, S 2; Navarro, R; Ackley.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.BASERUNNING
SB: Flores, R (2, 2nd base off Martes/Centeno); Cowart (5, 2nd base off Diaz/Centeno).
CS: Robinson, S (1, 2nd base by Diaz/Centeno).

FIELDING
E: Navarro, R (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Robinson, S (Tucker at 2nd base).

Fresno Grizzlies
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Francis Martes 4.1 2 0 0 6 7 0 0.00
Tyson Perez 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 6.00
Dayan Diaz (H, 3) 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.93
Reymin Guduan (BS, 2)(L, 0-2) 1.2 2 3 2 1 1 0 18.00
Totals 8.2 8 5 4 8 10 0 5.96
Salt Lake Bees
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Alex Meyer 5.0 8 3 3 1 5 0 4.80
Keynan Middleton 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 6.75
Austin Adams 0.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4.15
Cody Ege 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11.05
Jose Valdez (W, 1-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.05
Totals 9.0 10 4 4 3 7 0 5.27
Game Scores: Martes 57; Meyer 48.
WP: Guduan.
Balk: Guduan.
Pitches-strikes: Martes 93-51; Perez, T 24-15; Diaz 24-12; Guduan 27-15; Meyer 83-55; Middleton 30-16; Adams, A 2-0; Ege 11-9; Valdez, Jo 8-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Martes 3-2; Perez, T 2-0; Diaz 0-2; Guduan 3-1; Meyer 5-2; Middleton 2-1; Adams, A 0-0; Ege 0-0; Valdez, Jo 0-1.
Batters faced: Martes 21; Perez, T 6; Diaz 6; Guduan 8; Meyer 23; Middleton 8; Adams, A 1; Ege 3; Valdez, Jo 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Perez, T 1-0; Diaz 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Junior Valentine. 1B: Clint Vondrak. 2B: Billy Cunha. 3B: Ramon De Jesus.
Weather: 61 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to LF.
First pitch: 1:08 PM.
T: 3:12.
Att: 3,527.
Venue: Smith’s Ballpark.
April 16, 2017

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