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