The Salt Lake Bees dropped their season finale to the Fresno Grizzlies, 9-7, Monday afternoon at Smith's Ballpark.
Salt Lake scored two runs in each of the first three innings and led 6-3 after four innings, but Fresno plated two in the fifth and four in the seventh to take a 9-6 lead. The Bees scored a run in the eighth to cut the Grizzlies lead to 9-7, but Salt Lake left the bases loaded and could not complete the comeback.
Zach Houchins led the Salt Lake offense with three hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored, while Rey Navarro scored twice and Dustin Ackley drove in two runs. Alex Klonowski got the start on the mound and allowed three earned runs in four innings, Mike Morin allowed two runs in two innings, and Greg Mahle (4-4) pitched the seven inning and took the loss. Vicente Campos worked a scoreless eighth in his first appearance for Salt Lake since May 23, and Abel De Los Santos pitched a perfect ninth to become the Bees' team-record 47th pitcher of the season.
The Bees finish the season at 72-70, in second place in the Pacific Coast League's Pacific Southern division. Salt Lake finished with a winning record for the first time since 2013, and the Bees welcomed 483,202 fans to Smith's Ballpark this season. Salt Lake's next game will take place on April 5 at Smith's Ballpark against the Albuquerque Isotopes.
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