Salt Lake Bees - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/cat/Bees Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Salt Lake Bees: Friday night game rained out; double-header slated for Saturday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58326874-77/game-lake-salt-bees.html.csp The Salt Lake Bees’ Pacific Coast League game against Round Rock on Friday night at Smith’s Ballpark was rained out. The Bees and Express will play a double-header on Saturday. The first seven-inning game begins at 4:30 p.m. Salt Lake is scheduled to conclude its home season with the four-game series against New Orleans, starting Sunday night. The Salt Lake Bees’ Pacific Coast League game against Round Rock on Friday night at Smith’s Ballpark was rained out. The Bees and Express will play a double-header on Saturday. The first seven-inning game begins at 4:30 p.m. Salt Lake is scheduled to conclude its home season with the four-game series against New Orleans, starting Sunday night. <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58326874@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:44:52 MDT Salt Lake Bees: C.J. Cron continues to produce since return from L.A. Angels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58323464-77/cron-bees-lake-salt.html.csp The third time has been a charm for C.J. Cron. After shuttling back-and forth between the Salt Lake Bees and Los Angeles Angels twice earlier this season, the 24-year-old first baseman was sent down again on Aug. 10. Cron, however, has quickly re-established himself as one of the top prospects in the organization. In 11 games since returning to the Bees, he is hitting .343. Before Round Rock scored a 9-8 win in 11 innings over Salt Lake on Wednesday night at Smith’s Ballpark, Cron suggested his ... The third time has been a charm for C.J. Cron. After shuttling back-and forth between the Salt Lake Bees and Los Angeles Angels twice earlier this season, the 24-year-old first baseman was sent down again on Aug. 10. Cron, however, has quickly re-established himself as one of the top prospects in the organization. In 11 games since returning to the Bees, he is hitting .343. Before Round Rock scored a 9-8 win in 11 innings over Salt Lake on Wednesday night at Smith’s Ballpark, Cron suggested his ... 58323464@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:35:02 MDT Minor league baseball: Round Rock snaps Bees’ winning streak http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58319077-77/bees-rock-round-lake.html.csp Like Utah’s recent weather, the Bees cooled off Wednesday night. Round Rock starter Robbie Ross Jr. pitched effectively for eight innings and Jared Hoying homered, leading the Express to a 5-2 victory over Salt Lake in front of 10,518 fans at Smith’s Ballpark. In the opener of their final home stand of the season, the Bees had a four-game winning streak snapped. They had won eight of their previous 10. Salt Lake starter Caleb Clay allowed two hits and faced only one batter over the minimum throu... Like Utah’s recent weather, the Bees cooled off Wednesday night. Round Rock starter Robbie Ross Jr. pitched effectively for eight innings and Jared Hoying homered, leading the Express to a 5-2 victory over Salt Lake in front of 10,518 fans at Smith’s Ballpark. In the opener of their final home stand of the season, the Bees had a four-game winning streak snapped. They had won eight of their previous 10. Salt Lake starter Caleb Clay allowed two hits and faced only one batter over the minimum throu... 58319077@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:00 MDT Salt Lake Bees: Team beats Iowa 4-2 for rare road sweep http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314843-77/bees-lake-salt-inning.html.csp Des Moines, Iowa • The Salt Lake Bees completed their first series sweep of the season with a 4-2 win over the Iowa Cubs on Tuesday. Salt Lake hadn’t swept a road series since June 2012 at Tacoma. The Bees trailed 2-0 in the fourth inning but cut the deficit in half in the sixth, when J.B. Shuck’s sacrifice fly drove in Shawn O’Malley. The Bees pulled ahead 3-2 in the seventh inning, with RBIs by John Buck and Vance Albitz. C.J. Cron, who had three hits, capped the scoring in the ninth inning ... Des Moines, Iowa • The Salt Lake Bees completed their first series sweep of the season with a 4-2 win over the Iowa Cubs on Tuesday. Salt Lake hadn’t swept a road series since June 2012 at Tacoma. The Bees trailed 2-0 in the fourth inning but cut the deficit in half in the sixth, when J.B. Shuck’s sacrifice fly drove in Shawn O’Malley. The Bees pulled ahead 3-2 in the seventh inning, with RBIs by John Buck and Vance Albitz. C.J. Cron, who had three hits, capped the scoring in the ninth inning ... 58314843@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:42:02 MDT Bees’ rally falls short vs. Omaha http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58301792-77/bees-omaha-runs-chasers.html.csp The Salt Lake Bees lost 7-4 Friday night in Omaha, after scoring two runs in the ninth inning in a comeback attempt that ultimately fell short. J.B. Shuck and Roberto Lopez both went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Bees. Caleb Clay (3-4) took the loss, allowing six earned runs on six hits, with only one strikeout, in three innings. The Storm Chasers outhit the Bees 12-9. Omaha got off to a fast start with four runs in the first inning. After the Bees scored their first runs in the third, the Stor... The Salt Lake Bees lost 7-4 Friday night in Omaha, after scoring two runs in the ninth inning in a comeback attempt that ultimately fell short. J.B. Shuck and Roberto Lopez both went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Bees. Caleb Clay (3-4) took the loss, allowing six earned runs on six hits, with only one strikeout, in three innings. The Storm Chasers outhit the Bees 12-9. Omaha got off to a fast start with four runs in the first inning. After the Bees scored their first runs in the third, the Stor... 58301792@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:51:51 MDT PCL baseball: Omaha rallies to snap Salt Lake Bees’ winning streak http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58294320-77/bees-run-grube-chasers.html.csp Francisco Pena belted a two-run homer in the sixth inning to help the Omaha Storm Chasers defeat Salt Lake 5-3 in PCL baseball Wednesday night, snapping the Bees’ three-game winning streak. The Bees led 3-2 when Salt Lake starter Jarrett Grube hit Carlos Peguero with one out in the sixth. On Grube’s next pitch, Pena launched his 25th home run of the season over the left-field berm to give Omaha a 4-3 lead. The Storm Chasers added an insurance run in the eighth. John Hester hit a three-run homer... Francisco Pena belted a two-run homer in the sixth inning to help the Omaha Storm Chasers defeat Salt Lake 5-3 in PCL baseball Wednesday night, snapping the Bees’ three-game winning streak. The Bees led 3-2 when Salt Lake starter Jarrett Grube hit Carlos Peguero with one out in the sixth. On Grube’s next pitch, Pena launched his 25th home run of the season over the left-field berm to give Omaha a 4-3 lead. The Storm Chasers added an insurance run in the eighth. John Hester hit a three-run homer... 58294320@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:04:02 MDT Salt Lake Bees: Three pitchers lead Bees to 8-1 win over Omaha http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58289868-77/inning-bees-omaha-lake.html.csp Three Salt Lake pitchers combined to throw a four-hitter as the Bees rolled to an 8-1 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers on Tuesday night for their third consecutive victory. Starter Wade LeBlanc (9-3) went seven innings and allowed just one first-inning run on four hits while striking out four with no walks. Michael Kohn and Cam Bedrosian each worked a scoreless inning to close out the game. Omaha took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Salt Lake responded in the second inning. With two outs, Jo... Three Salt Lake pitchers combined to throw a four-hitter as the Bees rolled to an 8-1 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers on Tuesday night for their third consecutive victory. Starter Wade LeBlanc (9-3) went seven innings and allowed just one first-inning run on four hits while striking out four with no walks. Michael Kohn and Cam Bedrosian each worked a scoreless inning to close out the game. Omaha took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Salt Lake responded in the second inning. With two outs, Jo... 58289868@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:09:01 MDT Ay, Chihuahuas! El Paso hits four HRs, routs Bees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58280445-77/bees-decker-goebbert-inning.html.csp It was a slugfest at Smith’s Ballpark on Saturday, but fireworks did not come from the Bees. El Paso hammered four home runs — two coming from Cody Decker — and the Bees fell to the Chihuahuas, 11-7. Once again, the Bees got on the board first, but the Chihuahuas’ Decker tied it with a solo shot a half inning later. He would go on to hit his second home run of the game in the fourth, giving him a total of six against the Bees for the year. “He’s locked in against us. I mean, what else can you sa... It was a slugfest at Smith’s Ballpark on Saturday, but fireworks did not come from the Bees. El Paso hammered four home runs — two coming from Cody Decker — and the Bees fell to the Chihuahuas, 11-7. Once again, the Bees got on the board first, but the Chihuahuas’ Decker tied it with a solo shot a half inning later. He would go on to hit his second home run of the game in the fourth, giving him a total of six against the Bees for the year. “He’s locked in against us. I mean, what else can you sa... 58280445@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:57:02 MDT Minor league baseball: Bees’ rally falls short against El Paso http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58277067-77/bees-innings-paso-chihuahuas.html.csp On a night when the fans would later kick back and watch the classic baseball film “Angels in the Outfield,” the Bees had their share of close plays. However, close is never enough as they fell to the El Paso Chihuahuas 6-5 at Smith’s Ballpark. There would be no Al the Boss Angel to hold up a deep shot to center that snuck just past a streaking Tony Campana’s glove. Luis Jimenez also missed a game-changer by inches as the Chihuahuas’ Jake Goebbert made a shoestring catch to rob him of an RBI in... On a night when the fans would later kick back and watch the classic baseball film “Angels in the Outfield,” the Bees had their share of close plays. However, close is never enough as they fell to the El Paso Chihuahuas 6-5 at Smith’s Ballpark. There would be no Al the Boss Angel to hold up a deep shot to center that snuck just past a streaking Tony Campana’s glove. Luis Jimenez also missed a game-changer by inches as the Chihuahuas’ Jake Goebbert made a shoestring catch to rob him of an RBI in... 58277067@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:19:50 MDT Minor league baseball: El Paso dominates Salt Lake, 13-2 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58273276-77/bees-chihuahuas-paso-bunt.html.csp The El Paso Chihuahuas attacked with a big bite, punishing the Salt Lake Bees in a dominating 13-2 victory. Regardless of the Bees’ season-long shortcomings — sitting at the bottom of the PCL Pacific Southern division with a .403 record — they have managed to move players up and down the pipeline to the big leagues. Salt Lake has played 67 different players, and 30 of them have spent time with an MLB team in 2014. The Chihuahuas started off blazing with five runs in the first four innings, a... The El Paso Chihuahuas attacked with a big bite, punishing the Salt Lake Bees in a dominating 13-2 victory. Regardless of the Bees’ season-long shortcomings — sitting at the bottom of the PCL Pacific Southern division with a .403 record — they have managed to move players up and down the pipeline to the big leagues. Salt Lake has played 67 different players, and 30 of them have spent time with an MLB team in 2014. The Chihuahuas started off blazing with five runs in the first four innings, a... 58273276@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:37:01 MDT PCL baseball: Salt Lake Bees squeak past Tacoma, 4-3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58252130-77/bees-cowgill-lake-salt.html.csp It’s still prominent on his nose — the jagged curve of a cut where the baseball nicked him. Collin Cowgill also still has black bruising under his right thumbnail where the pitch initially landed and fractured his finger before it ricocheted into his face. Fortunately for the 28-year-old outfielder, the marks of his injuries have lingered longer than the pain. Since he was hit in two places by one freakish pitch, Cowgill has had surgery to repair a broken nose and then waiting for that stubborn ... It’s still prominent on his nose — the jagged curve of a cut where the baseball nicked him. Collin Cowgill also still has black bruising under his right thumbnail where the pitch initially landed and fractured his finger before it ricocheted into his face. Fortunately for the 28-year-old outfielder, the marks of his injuries have lingered longer than the pain. Since he was hit in two places by one freakish pitch, Cowgill has had surgery to repair a broken nose and then waiting for that stubborn ... 58252130@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:49:02 MDT Minor league baseball: Salt Lake loses to Tacoma on national TV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58249231-77/bees-lake-salt-tacoma.html.csp Tacoma’s Xavier Avery belted the first pitch over the right-field fence Thursday night, and it was all downhill from there for the Salt Lake Bees in their first-ever nationally televised game from Smith’s Ballpark. Avery’s blast off Bees starter Chris Volstad, who otherwise pitched well, was all the scoring the Rainiers would need as they defeated Salt Lake 4-1 in front of a nice crowd of 10,752 and who knows how many viewers on CBS Sports Network. With the cable and satellite network making the... Tacoma’s Xavier Avery belted the first pitch over the right-field fence Thursday night, and it was all downhill from there for the Salt Lake Bees in their first-ever nationally televised game from Smith’s Ballpark. Avery’s blast off Bees starter Chris Volstad, who otherwise pitched well, was all the scoring the Rainiers would need as they defeated Salt Lake 4-1 in front of a nice crowd of 10,752 and who knows how many viewers on CBS Sports Network. With the cable and satellite network making the... 58249231@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:30:13 MDT Salt Lake Bees: Tacoma rallies to win 6-3 in Salt Lake http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58243627-77/bees-lake-salt-tacoma.html.csp Offensively and defensively, the Bees couldn’t have asked for a better start at unseasonably cool, windy Smith’s Ballpark on Wednesday night in front of 4,736 fans. The ending, however, left a lot to be desired — again. Blowing an early lead and wasting starter Caleb Clay’s gem through the first five innings, the Bees fell 6-3 to the Tacoma Rainiers in the second game of a four-game homestand. Salt Lake dropped to 46-66 and now has the worst record in the entire Pacific Coast League after 45-64 ... Offensively and defensively, the Bees couldn’t have asked for a better start at unseasonably cool, windy Smith’s Ballpark on Wednesday night in front of 4,736 fans. The ending, however, left a lot to be desired — again. Blowing an early lead and wasting starter Caleb Clay’s gem through the first five innings, the Bees fell 6-3 to the Tacoma Rainiers in the second game of a four-game homestand. Salt Lake dropped to 46-66 and now has the worst record in the entire Pacific Coast League after 45-64 ... 58243627@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:39:38 MDT Salt Lake Bees’ Fields hits two homers against Tacoma for the win, 5-3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58239183-77/fields-salt-bees-lake.html.csp Salt Lake Bees shortstop Tommy Fields barely tapped the dirt off his cleats. Coming to the plate in the fourth inning against the Tacoma Rainiers, he stared down Tailjuan Walker as the right-handed pitcher delivered a meatball over the plate. With John Buck already on first after drawing a walk, Fields’ bat crushed the offering and drove the ball almost to the scoreboard in right field. Fields quickly trotted around the bases to meet Buck for a high-five. It was familiar territory for Fields, wh... Salt Lake Bees shortstop Tommy Fields barely tapped the dirt off his cleats. Coming to the plate in the fourth inning against the Tacoma Rainiers, he stared down Tailjuan Walker as the right-handed pitcher delivered a meatball over the plate. With John Buck already on first after drawing a walk, Fields’ bat crushed the offering and drove the ball almost to the scoreboard in right field. Fields quickly trotted around the bases to meet Buck for a high-five. It was familiar territory for Fields, wh... 58239183@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:34:03 MDT Baseball: Salt Lake Bees lose 6-5 in Las Vegas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58230394-77/bees-lake-las-salt.html.csp Las Vegas • The 51s score three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past the Salt Lake Bees in Pacific Coast League baseball Sunday. Brenna Boesch gave the Bees a 5-3 lead in the top of the seventh with an RBI single. But Matt Reynolds hit a three-run homer for Las Vegas in the bottom half of the inning. Boesch had three hits and Shawn O’Malley scored twice for the Bees. The Salt Lake Tribune Las Vegas • The 51s score three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past the Salt Lake Bees in Pacific Coast League baseball Sunday. Brenna Boesch gave the Bees a 5-3 lead in the top of the seventh with an RBI single. But Matt Reynolds hit a three-run homer for Las Vegas in the bottom half of the inning. Boesch had three hits and Shawn O’Malley scored twice for the Bees. The Salt Lake Tribune 58230394@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:58:07 MDT Salt Lake Bees’ offense explodes against Reno Aces, 12-3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58218091-77/bees-lake-salt-aces.html.csp C.J. Cron’s return to Salt Lake City didn’t last long. The former University of Utah slugger was recalled by the Anaheim Angels on Wednesday after the team placed infielder Grant Green on the disabled list. Cron’s most recent stint with the Salt Lake Bees lasted just two games. But the rookie first baseman and designated hitter had his way with the minor-league pitching, going 5-for-8 in a Bees uniform. But the Bees didn’t miss Cron’s bat too much Wednesday night. Salt Lake tallied 18 hits to be... C.J. Cron’s return to Salt Lake City didn’t last long. The former University of Utah slugger was recalled by the Anaheim Angels on Wednesday after the team placed infielder Grant Green on the disabled list. Cron’s most recent stint with the Salt Lake Bees lasted just two games. But the rookie first baseman and designated hitter had his way with the minor-league pitching, going 5-for-8 in a Bees uniform. But the Bees didn’t miss Cron’s bat too much Wednesday night. Salt Lake tallied 18 hits to be... 58218091@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT