Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 30, 2019
Sports Wrap – May 30, 2019

Salt Lake Bees

Matt Thaiss hit a bases-clearing double to break a 7-7 tie on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, and the Salt Lake Bees held off a late rally to beat the Fresno Grizzlies 10-9 on Wednesday at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California. Jose Rojas and Justin Bour each hit a home run for the Bees (24-28), while Brennon Lund, Taylor Ward and Roberto Peña had one double each. The Bees dropped the final game of their four-game homestand Tuesday, falling 13-5 to Tacoma at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City. The visiting Rainiers pulled away with a seven-run outburst in the fifth inning, while Salt Lake had 15 total hits but stranded 12 runners on base. Rojas was 3-for-4 with a home run for the Bees, while Jarrett Parker was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Ty Kelly was 3-for-5 with a double, Ward was 2-for-5 with a double and Wilfredo Tovar was 2-for-5 with a run scored. The Bees continued their five-game series in Fresno on Thursday night. Salt Lake will return home for a seven-game homestand against San Antonio and Round Rock beginning Tuesday.

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake (6-7-1) lost 2-1 to the Montreal Impact on Wednesday night at Stade Saputo in Montreal, snapping a three-game winning streak for the Claret and Cobalt. Montreal (7-6-3) snapped a four-match winless streak. Sam Johnson scored RSL’s lone goal in the 84th minute off an assist from Damir Kreilach. Kreilach will miss Saturday’s game against the New York Red Bulls after receiving a yellow card during Wednesday’s match. RSL will face Mexican side Tigres UANL in the quarterfinal round of the inaugural Leagues Cup on July 24 at Rio Tinto Stadium. The competition pits four of the top Major League Soccer squads — the Houston Dynamo, Chicago Fire, LA Galaxy and RSL — playing host to four perennial Liga MX powers in Tigres UANL, Club America, Club Tijuana and Cruz Azul. The semifinals of the competition will be played Aug. 20 in Los Angeles and Houston, with the final taking place Sept. 18 at a venue to be announced. Tickets for the July 24 game will go on sale to the general public June 6. 

Utah Royals FC

Utah Royals FC, owner of the best record in the National Women’s Soccer League at 4-1-1, announced the signing of goalkeeper Melissa Lowder and midfielder Alexa Newfield to help fill its roster through the end of the upcoming Women’s World Cup. Lowder was a standout at Santa Clara University from 2015-18, posting 18 career shutouts in 63 appearances. Newfield has two career goals in 26 NWSL games, with both goals coming with FC Kansas City in 2017. URFC will play its final game before the World Cup break Saturday at 5 p.m. on the road against the Washington Spirit.

Notable HS softball scores
Class 5A one-loss bracket

East 9, Cottonwood 8

Murray 6, Maple Mountain 5

East 6, Murray 2

Springville 9, Skyridge 3
Class 5A semifinals

Bountiful 11, Roy 1
Class 5A quarterfinals

Bountiful 5, Farmington 2

Roy 2, West 1
Class 5A one-loss bracket

West 13, East 6

Farmington 4, Springville 3

West 9, Farmington 5
Class 6A semifinals

Herriman 10, Copper Hills 7

Layton 19, Copper Hills 7
Class 6A one-loss bracket

Layton 5, Bingham 3

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