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

Bees Fall to River Cats in Slugfest

Bees pitcher Drew Gagnon

Bees pitcher Drew Gagnon

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (April 14, 2017) – Salt Lake scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 10-8 lead, but the Sacramento River Cats struck for four of their own in the top of the ninth and held on for a 12-10 win Friday night at Smith’s Ballpark.

“If you had one word to sum up tonight, it’s finish,” Bees manager Keith Johnson said.  “Whether it’s finishing an inning, finishing an at-bat, or finishing the game… We just came up short tonight.” Continue reading

Salt Lake Bees Defeat Sacramento River Cats 4-3

Bees Catcher Tony Sanchez

Bees Catcher Tony Sanchez

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (April 13, 2017) – On a very windy Thursday night at Smith’s Ballpark, the Salt Lake Bees defeated the Sacramento River Cats 4-3. The Bees bats were hot from the start against River Cats starting pitcher Michael Roth, with eight of the Bees’ starting nine reaching base. Salt Lake opened the scoring in the second when a single from Nolan Fontana was followed by an RBI double from Tony Sanchez to put the Bees on top. Matt Williams continued the rally with a groundball off the glove of Orlando Calixte into left field. Eric Young Jr. then singled into right field, plating Ramon Flores to cap a three-run second inning. Rey Navarro hit a deep left-center sac fly off of Kraig Sitton to bring Kaleb Cowart home, bringing the score 4-0 in the fifth to finish the scoring for the Bees. Continue reading

Bees Secure Season’s First Home Win

Bees second baseman Nolan Fontana attempts to tag out Sacramento River Cats Drew Stubbs.

Bees second baseman Nolan Fontana attempts to tag out Sacramento River Cats Drew Stubbs.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (April 12, 2017) – The Salt Lake Bees used clutch defense and timely hitting to secure their first home win of the season, defeating the Sacramento River Cats 4-1 Wednesday night at Smith’s Ballpark.

“It was a good effort on the mound by all of our guys, and we put up enough runs in (the fifth) inning to make (the lead) hold,” Bees manager Keith Johnson said.

Salt Lake turned four double plays in the first six innings to back starting pitcher Manny Banuelos, who scattered seven hits over five and two-thirds innings and became the first Bees starter to earn a victory this season. In relief of Banuelos Jose Valdez tied a career-high with five strikeouts and Austin Adams collected a four-out save to finish off the River Cats. Continue reading