GJ Rockies win thriller

Ryan McMahon hit a home run in his fourth straight game Friday night, but this one might have been the most dramatic.

The Grand Junction Rockies’ third baseman blasted a three-run shot to right field with two out in the top of the ninth inning, breaking a 4-4 tie and propelling the Rockies to a 7-4 victory over the Orem Owlz.

The home run capped Grand Junction’s six-run ninth inning. Carlos Yan retired the Owlz in order in the ninth, striking out the final two batters, for his second save of the season.

Jairo Rosario opened the top of the ninth with a base hit. With one out, Robbie Perkins doubled home Rosario, and then scored on a double by Dom Nunez. Terry McClure singled and advanced to second on the throw to third, which Nunez beat.

Cesar Galvez scored Nunez with a sacrifice fly to center, with McClure taking third, and Van Eaton intentionally walked Raimel Tapia. McMahon followed with his 11th home run.

Pitching coach Ryan Kibler announced his pitching rotation for the playoffs, with Devin Burke starting Game 1 at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Idaho Falls. Zach Jemiola will pitch Game 2 at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday at Suplizio Field, with Blake Shouse starting in Game 3 on Wednesday night, if necessary.


Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

Search More Jobs

734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Subscribe to print edition
eTear Sheets/ePayments

© 2017 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy