GJ Rockies

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Group effort gets GJ Rockies victory

By Matt Meyer

Sometimes all it takes is one opportunity. Former Colorado Mesa pitcher and outfielder Garrett Carpenter struggled at times Saturday during the Grand Junction Rockies’ exhibition game against the Denver Generals, a collegiate summer ...


Tryout the stuff of dreams

By Dale Shrull

When is it time to give up the dream? Only one person can make that call. Not your family or friends, not your girlfriend or drinking buddy, not even your psychic can tell you when to quit. Tommy Southern stepped into the batting cage at ...


Journey begins

By Matt Meyer

Kyle Freeland: near-scratch golfer. Sure, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound left-handed pitcher was also the Colorado Rockies’ first-round draft pick during the Major League Baseball Draft on June 5, but he was also a three-time state qualifier ...


GJ Rox ready for exhibition opener

By Matt Meyer

The Grand Junction Rockies finally got under the lights Friday night at Suplizio Field in preparation for tonight’s exhibition game, at 6 p.m., against the Denver Generals, a team in the Mile High Collegiate Baseball League. The Rockies ...


Dream come true

By Matt Meyer

It’s funny what can change after a four-hour drive. For Colorado Rockies 2014 first-round draft pick Kyle Freeland, the shift from southeastern Denver to arriving at the Grand Junction Rockies’ clubhouse Thursday was felt almost ...


Thanks, Cuz!

By Dale Shrull

Before Carlos Gonzales had a tumor removed from his right index finger, he pointed out a pitching prospect for the Colorado Rockies. Fabian Bohorquez, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound right-handed reliever, made his first appearance in a Grand Junction ...


Mr. Versatility

By Patti Arnold

Matt Pierpont was breaking in his new purple tennis shoes Tuesday, quickly adopting the colors of the Grand Junction Rockies. “I just got ‘em,” he said. “I like ‘em.” Chances are, fans are going to like ...


A shaky start

By Patti Arnold

DENVER — Eddie Butler’s debut was not the one he dreamed about. It was, however, more than enough to impress his boss. “I think he’s got a very bright future in this league,” Colorado manager Walt Weiss said ...

Rockies take lefty Freeland with first pick

By Patti Arnold

DENVER — If the trend the past two years holds true, Grand Junction Rockies fans can expect to see a Colorado boy take the mound this summer. The Colorado Rockies selected Thomas Jefferson High School graduate Kyle Freeland with the No. ...

Colorado Rockies right-handed pitcher Eddie Butler

Butler’s turn

By Patti Arnold

DENVER — Two years ago Wednesday, Eddie Butler was watching television, hoping to hear his name called in the Major League Baseball amateur draft. Fast forward to today, when Butler, the first-round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies in ...

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