Bees Sweep Grizzlies

Eric Young Jr (Photo: Rob Gray)

Eric Young Jr (Photo: Rob Gray)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (April 17, 2017) – Eric Young, Jr. matched a career-high with five hits as the Salt Lake Bees completed a three-game sweep of the Fresno Grizzlies winning 6-2 Monday night at Smith’s Ballpark.

“Having a good showing (at Smith’s Ballpark) puts us right back even,” Young, Jr. said. “It’s a fresh season now…everybody’s going out there and having fun, we’ll see what we can do.”

Dustin Ackley (Photo Rob Gray)

Dustin Ackley (Photo Rob Gray)

Young, Jr. led off the bottom of the first with a double and scored the game’s first run on Dustin Ackley’s single. Salt Lake added two more first-inning runs on singles from Ryan LaMarre and Nolan Fontana, and that was enough run support for Bees starter Manny Banuelos. Banuelos pitched a season-long six innings and earned his second victory of the year, striking out four and allowing only two earned runs. Brooks Pounders shut the door behind Banuelos, striking out three over the final three innings to record the nine-out save.

David Martinez (Photo Rob Gray)

David Martinez (Photo: Rob Gray)

Young, Jr. paced the Salt Lake offense with the first five-hit game by a Bee since Alex Yarbough on June 7, 2015 and extended his hitting streak to seven games. LaMarre posted a team-high two RBIs, Ackley extended his season-opening on-base streak to 11 games, and Fontana had his first three-hit game of the year.

The Bees hit the road for an eight-game trip to Sacramento and Fresno before returning home on Thursday, April 27 to face the El Paso Chihuahuas. For tickets and additional information, visit slbees.com.

Fresno Grizzlies
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Andrew Aplin CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .118
Tyler White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .362
A.J. Reed 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .237
Teoscar Hernandez RF 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .256
Colin Moran 3B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .209
Reid Brignac SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .343
Preston Tucker DH 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 .316
Max Stassi C 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238
Jon Kemmer LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280
Totals 31 2 5 1 1 1 2 1 7 .280
BATTING
2B: Stassi (2, Banuelos).
3B: Hernandez, T (2, Banuelos).
HR: Tucker (2, 2nd inning off Banuelos, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Kemmer 2; Hernandez, T 3; Stassi 2; Tucker 4.
RBI: Tucker 2 (10).
2-out RBI: Tucker 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kemmer; Tucker.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 3.BASERUNNING
CS: Kemmer (1, 2nd base by Banuelos/Sanchez, T).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hernandez, T (LaMarre at home).
DP: 3 (White-Reed; White-Brignac; Brignac-Reed).
Pickoffs: West (Young Jr. at 1st base).

Salt Lake Bees
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Eric Young Jr. LF 5 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 .388
Kaleb Cowart 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .326
Dustin Ackley DH 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .311
Ryan LaMarre CF 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .268
Nolan Fontana 2B 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .268
Rey Navarro SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
Ramon Flores RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .357
Tony Sanchez C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .111
Sherman Johnson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .156
Totals 34 6 15 4 0 0 6 4 6 .290
BATTING
2B: Young Jr. (2, Martinez, D); Ackley (3, Martinez, D); Cowart (3, West); Fontana (1, Mortensen).
TB: Young Jr. 6; Navarro, R 2; LaMarre 2; Cowart 2; Ackley 3; Fontana 4.
RBI: Ackley (5); LaMarre 2 (7); Fontana (5); Young Jr. 2 (5).
2-out RBI: LaMarre; Young Jr. 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Flores, R; LaMarre; Cowart.
GIDP: Fontana.
Team RISP: 6-for-14.
Team LOB: 8.BASERUNNING
SB: LaMarre (4, 2nd base off Martinez, D/Stassi).
PO: Young Jr. (1st base by West).

FIELDING
DP: (Sanchez, T-Navarro, R).

Fresno Grizzlies
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
David Martinez (L, 0-2) 6.0 10 4 4 2 3 0 8.71
Aaron West 1.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 9.00
Jared Mortensen 1.0 3 2 2 1 1 0 13.50
Totals 8.0 15 6 6 4 6 0 6.02
Salt Lake Bees
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Manny Banuelos (W, 2-0) 6.0 4 2 2 1 4 1 2.70
Brooks Pounders (S, 1) 3.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.80
Totals 9.0 5 2 2 1 7 1 5.00
Game Scores: Martinez, D 43; Banuelos 58.
IBB: Ackley (by West).
Pitches-strikes: Martinez, D 78-47; West 16-10; Mortensen 30-16; Banuelos 86-52; Pounders 38-28.
Groundouts-flyouts: Martinez, D 4-4; West 0-0; Mortensen 2-0; Banuelos 5-7; Pounders 1-3.
Batters faced: Martinez, D 26; West 5; Mortensen 7; Banuelos 22; Pounders 10.
Umpires: HP: Clint Vondrak. 1B: Billy Cunha. 2B: Ramon De Jesus. 3B: Junior Valentine.
Weather: 66 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.
First pitch: 6:39 PM.
T: 2:26.
Att: 3,378.
Venue: Smith’s Ballpark.
April 17, 2017

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