Bees Win Streak Hits Seven

Bees pitcher Drew Gagnon

Bees pitcher Drew Gagnon

The Salt Lake Bees scored six runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 9-5 victory over the Sacramento River Cats and earn their seventh consecutive win. With the Bees trailing 5-3, Kaleb Cowart led off with a single to right, stole second and scored on a single to center by Rey Navarro. Nolan Fontana singled and Ramon Flores walked to load the bases. Matt Williams drew a walk on a 3-2 pitch to tie the game at 5-5. One out later, Sherman Johnson pulled a single to right to bring in the go ahead run. Bo Way hit a slow bouncer and Sacramento first baseman Ryder Jones made an errant throw to home to allow two runs to score. Carlos Perez capped off the inning with a run scoring ground out. Continue reading

Bees Extend Win Streak to Six

Brooks Pounders (Photo: Rob Gray)

Brooks Pounders (Photo: Rob Gray)

Four Salt Lake pitchers combined to throw a three hitter on Thursday night, as the Bees downed the Sacramento River Cats 5-2 for their sixth consecutive win. Starter Alex Blackford (1-0) went five and one-third innings and allowed just two runs on three hits with six strikeouts and three walks. Jose Valdez retired all five batters he faced, Brooks Pounders worked a three up, three down eighth and Kirby Yates tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save of the season. Continue reading

Bees Comeback Road Win Over River Cats

Eric Young Jr. (Photo: Rob Gray)

Eric Young Jr. (Photo: Rob Gray)

Sacramento, CA (April 19, 2017) – The Salt Lake Bees scored six runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 7-4 victory over the Sacramento River Cats on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to five games. The Bees trailed 3-0 going into the eighth when Eric Young, Jr. led off with a single to center. Kaleb Cowart was walked and after a double steal,  Dustin Ackley drove in the first run with an infield single. Nolan Fontana brought home the second run with a squeeze bunt. Back to back walks loaded the bases for Ramon Flores, who singled to center to bring in the tying and go ahead runs. Young capped off the inning with a two run double. Continue reading