Salt Lake Bees Dropped 5-4 by Las Vegas 51s

Salt Lake Bees pitcher Kyle McGowin.

Salt Lake Bees pitcher Kyle McGowin.

Salt Lake City, Utah (September 2, 2016) – The Salt Lake Bees lost 5-4 in game one of the four game series against the Las Vegas 51s Friday night. Fan Appreciation Night brought 12,620 fans to Smith’s Ballpark to watch Kyle McGowin start on the mound. McGowin delivered six innings, scattering seven hits while only allowing two runs in what is likely to be his last start of the 2016 season. Las Vegas got on the scoreboard first in the top of the second inning. Matt

Las Vegas 51s infielder Matt Reynolds leads off of first base held on by first baseman Angel Rosa and pitcher Kyle McGowin.

Las Vegas 51s infielder Matt Reynolds leads off of first base held on by Bees first baseman Angel Rosa and pitcher Kyle McGowin.

Reynolds singled to center field with two outs to score T.J. Rivera and Roger Bernadina. The Bees responded with three of their own in the bottom half of the inning, piecing together back-to-back-to-back two out hits. Salt Lake would add to the lead in the sixth inning on a Arakawa RBI triple, but the 51s battled back to tie the game with two in the seventh and retook the lead with a run in the eighth.

Salt Lake Bees outfielder Todd Cunningham dives back to first base while defended by Las Vegas 51s first baseman Eric Campbell.

Salt Lake Bees outfielder Todd Cunningham dives back to first base while defended by Las Vegas 51s first baseman Eric Campbell.

Geoff Broussard drew the loss tonight, after tossing one and one-third innings, allowing three runs on three hits. Broussard falls to 2-4 on the season with the loss. The bottom third of the Salt Lake lineup drove in all four runs on the night. Forrestt Allday finished the night 2-for-4, newly promoted Jose Briceno went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIS and Arakawa finished the evening 2-for-3 with a pair of runs driven in. As a group, the bottom three of the Bees order entered tonight having recorded just 14 hits on the season. The Bees were able to put the tying and winning runs on base in the ninth inning, but Johnny Giavotella flew out to right field in the final at bat. With the loss tonight, the Bees are now 62-76 on the season. Las Vegas improves to 68-73 with three games remaining on the schedule. Salt Lake will square off against the 51’s tomorrow night at 7:05 pm with lefty  Nate Smith getting the start on the mound.

Fan Appreciation Night ended with a fireworks display.

Fan Appreciation Night ended with a fireworks display.

Las Vegas 51s
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Brandon Nimmo CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .353
Gavin Cecchini SS 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .328
Eric Campbell 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .296
Johnny Monell DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273
T.J. Rivera 3B 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344
Roger Bernadina LF 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .291
Travis Taijeron RF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .276
Matt Reynolds 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 .265
Xorge Carrillo C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals 37 5 11 2 0 0 5 1 7 .290
BATTING
2B: Bernadina (28, McGowin); Reynolds, M (15, Achter).
TB: Carrillo; Rivera, T; Nimmo; Reynolds, M 3; Cecchini 3; Bernadina 4.
RBI: Reynolds, M 3 (23); Nimmo 2 (61).
2-out RBI: Reynolds, M 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Reynolds, M; Monell; Nimmo.
SAC: Carrillo.
GIDP: Campbell 2.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.BASERUNNING
SB: Bernadina 2 (19, 2nd base off McGowin/Briceno, J, 3rd base off McGowin/Briceno, J).

FIELDING
PB: Carrillo (1).

Salt Lake Bees
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Sherman Johnson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .225
Cal Towey DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .244
Johnny Giavotella 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Todd Cunningham RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282
Brendan Ryan SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Angel Rosa 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .208
Forrestt Allday CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Jose Briceno C 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .500
Tim Arakawa LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 .176
Totals 36 4 9 1 1 0 4 3 6 .269
BATTING
2B: Briceno, J (1, Knapp).
3B: Arakawa (1, Edgin).
TB: Arakawa 4; Allday 2; Cunningham; Briceno, J 3; Towey 2.
RBI: Briceno, J 2 (2); Arakawa 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Briceno, J 2; Arakawa 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, S 3; Ryan, B 2; Giavotella.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.FIELDING
E: Giavotella (1, throw); Arakawa (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Johnson, S-Ryan, B-Rosa, A; Ryan, B-Johnson, S-Rosa, A).

Las Vegas 51s
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Ricky Knapp 5.2 8 4 4 1 5 0 5.50
Josh Edgin 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.03
Jeff Walters (W, 4-3) 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.95
Paul Sewald (S, 19) 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.29
Totals 9.0 9 4 4 3 6 0 5.39
Salt Lake Bees
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kyle McGowin 6.0 7 2 2 1 4 0 6.11
Geoff Broussard (BS, 2)(L, 2-4) 1.1 3 3 1 0 2 0 7.25
A.J. Achter 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.50
Totals 9.0 11 5 3 1 7 0 5.05
Game Scores: Knapp 49; McGowin 58.
WP: Edgin.
HBP: Rivera, T (by Broussard).
Pitches-strikes: Knapp 100-61; Edgin 8-4; Walters 22-14; Sewald 22-11; McGowin 85-54; Broussard 36-23; Achter 17-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Knapp 5-6; Edgin 0-1; Walters 4-0; Sewald 0-1; McGowin 7-2; Broussard 2-0; Achter 2-2.
Batters faced: Knapp 26; Edgin 2; Walters 6; Sewald 5; McGowin 24; Broussard 10; Achter 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Edgin 1-1; Achter 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Thomas Newsom. 1B: Billy Cunha. 3B: Blake Felix.
Weather: 89 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, R to L.
First pitch: 6:39 PM.
T: 3:04.
Att: 12,620.
Venue: Smith’s Ballpark.
September 2, 2016

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