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.” Continue reading

Rio Tinto Stadium Selected to Host USA v. Venezuela on Saturday, June 3

USMNT v. VENEZUELA

USMNT v. VENEZUELA

SANDY, Utah (Monday, April 17, 2017) – U.S. Soccer has selected Rio Tinto Stadium to host the U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup Qualifying tune-up on Saturday, June 3 against Venezuela, with kickoff in Sandy set for 8 p.m. MT.

The upcoming match against Venezuela arrives at a critical juncture for the United States, just five days prior to a key home World Cup Qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago in Denver on June 8, followed by a visit to the famed Estadio Azteca in Mexico City against rival Mexico on June 11. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Petke remains perfect on late RSL goals

2016 Rocky Mountain Cup

Dick’s Sporting Park, Commerce City, CO – Mike Petke was able keep his perfect record as head coach for Real Salt Lake on 2 late goals.  Real Salt Lake traveled to Dick’s Sporting Park in the first defense of the Rocky Mountain Cup.

This is the second match that Coach Petke has traveled with RSL, his first since assuming the Head Coaching responsibilities.  Following up an amazing team performance in Coach Petke’s RSL debut, tonight didn’t look anything like the first half of last week or the all gut exhibition in the second half.  Continue reading

SL Bees Defeat Fresno Grizzlies 6-5 in Series Opener

Bees outfielder Eric Young Jr. (Photo Rob Gray)

Bees outfielder Eric Young Jr. (Photo Rob Gray)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (April 15, 2017) – The Salt Lake Bees walked-off the Fresno Grizzlies on a bases loaded base on balls, earning a 6-5 win at Smith’s Ballpark on Jackie Robinson night.

With the score tied at 5 in the 10th inning, Eric Young Jr. led off with a single to left field. Young then stole second to put the winning run in scoring position. Fresno pitcher Jordan Jankowski then issued walks to Shane Robinson and Dustin Ackley to load the bases for Ryan LaMarre, who would watch a 3-2 pitch sail by for a bases loaded walk to earn the victory for the Bees. The victory is the Bees first walk-off walk since May 14, 2010 vs. Round Rock and the first walk-off victory without the benefit of a hit since winning on a walk-off error on back-to-back nights against Fresno on April 21 and 22, 2015. Continue reading