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SALT LAKE CITY (May 19, 2018) -Despite hitting three home runs on “Pack the Park Pink” night, the Salt Lake Bees were defeated 11-7 by the Sacramento River Cats Saturday night at Smith’s Ballpark.
Salt Lake honored and recognized those who have been affected by cancer by wearing pink uniforms with the name of a person who has been impacted by the disease on the back. The Bees also raised money with pink t-shirt sales and combined with Swing For Life the Bees raided $26,523 for the Huntsman Cancer Research Institute to fund their fight to find a cure.
Rymer Liriano, Kaleb Cowart and Wade Wass all blasted home runs for the Bees. Wass’ homer was his first Triple-A hit of his career as he made his debut at that level Saturday night. Cowart finished 4-for-5 with three RBIs in the losing effort. David Fletcher saw his consecutive on-base streak end at 30 games with an 0-for-4 night. Jose Miguel Fernandez extended his on-base streak to 27 games by going 1-for-3 with a double and a base on balls. Bees starter Ivan Pineyro went four innings, giving up five runs. Reliver Greg Belton (0-2) got tagged with the loss after giving up three runs in the sixth to give Sacramento the lead. The Bees would chip away and cut the deficit to 9-7 in the eighth inning, but Sacramento scored two insurance runs in the ninth to put the game away.
The Bees are back to playing Sunday at 1:05 at Smith’s Ballpark for the final game of the four-game series. The club will be hosting “Brunch in the Ballpark” where $25 will get fans admission to the game and a delicious brunch served in one of the stadium’s food patios. Tickets are available at slbees.com.
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