GJ Rockies win in 10, Gray solid on mound
The Grand Junction Rockies erupted for five runs in the top of the 10th to beat Great Falls 7-2 on Sunday.
The Rockies had four hits in the 10th, including a two-run double by Ryan McMahon, and RBI doubles by Cole Norton and Jose Briceno. Correlle Prime added an RBI single in the inning.
The Rockies also executed a double steal in the 10th with Dom Nunez taking third and Prime swiping second. They both scored on McMahon’s double.
The game featured the Colorado Rockies’ top pick Jon Gray on the mound for his third professional start for the Grand Junction club. He was solid over his 2 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run on two hits. He struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.
Gray struck out the first two hitters he faced and set down the first six Voyagers in the game.
Great Falls (15-15) picked up two runs in the third when Gray gave up a single and an RBI double. The Voyagers added an unearned run latter in the inning.
David Burke and Dylan Stamey we tremendous in relief, shutting out Great Falls over the final 7 2/3 innings. Burke struck out eight and Stamey only allowed two hits in picking up his first win of the season.
After pitching a quick 1-2-3 ninth, Stamey pitched out of a jam in the bottom of the 10th after giving up a double and single with only one out.
He he got the second out on a pop up caught in foul territory by Prime at first base, then Stamey ended by striking out Jacob Morris looking.
Grand Junction (19-11) jumped out to a 1-0 lead after the first when Nunez walked, stole second and scored on Jordan Patterson’s single.
The Rockies tied the score at 2-2 in the seventh when McMahon doubled and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Terry McClure. McMahon had three doubles and scored two runs in the game.