The Salt Lake Bees swept a doubleheader over the Nashville Sounds on Tuesday night. It was their first road sweep of a twinbill since Aug. 1, 2010 at Portland.
In the first game, J.C. Ramirez pitched 52/3 strong innings to lead the Bees to a 2-1 win over Nashville. Ramirez (1-1), who is on an injury rehab assignment from the Los Angeles Angels, allowed just one run on six hits with three walks and two strikeouts.
Jake Jewell recorded the final four outs for his fourth save of the season, stranding the tying run at second base by getting Andy Ibanez to ground out to shortstop Kaleb Cowart to end the game.
Michael Hermosillo broke a scoreless tie with his second home run of the season leading off the fifth inning. One out later, Jarrett Parker blasted his 12th of the season, which Track Man measured at 457 feet.
In the nightcap, Salt Lake scored four runs in the second inning, three of them unearned, and went on to a 9-4 win.
Brennon Lund doubled in the first run and scored on an error by former Bees second baseman Nolan Fontana. After Matt Thaiss singled, Jose Rojas followed with a two-run double to make it 4-0.
Salt Lake’s lead was down to one run going into the seventh, but Jared Walsh and Parker hit back to back homers to make it 7-4. Later in the inning, Lund added an RBI double for his first three-hit game of the season, and Roberto Pena followed with an RBI single to extend his hitting streak to seven games.
Salt Lake starter Jaime Barria (3-1) picked up the win, as he went five innings and allowed four runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and one walk. Jose Rodriguez pitched two scoreless innings to earn his first save of the season.