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Exhibition thriller

By Patti Arnold

Ramiel Tapia was trying to hit the cutoff man. The new center fielder for the Grand Junction Rockies got his first experience with balls carrying in the Colorado air Tuesday night, and also got his first game-winning hit. Tapia delivered a ...


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Youth movement

By Allen Gemaehlich

The Colorado Rockies selected 25 pitchers in the Major League Baseball draft a little more than a week ago. Many of them will begin their professional careers right here in Grand Junction, and longtime pitching coach Bob Apodaca will be ...


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Long day for Gray

By Patti Arnold

Jon Gray got off the plane and headed for the ballpark. A five-hour flight delay in Dallas didn’t allow the Colorado Rockies’ top draft pick to land in Grand Junction until late Monday afternoon. He got to Suplizio Field in time ...


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The next Bull

By Allen Gemaehlich

Jairo Rosario calls himself Little Bull, but he hopes to follow in the footsteps of his brother, Wilin Rosario, known as Baby Bull. Jairo Rosario is starting off on the same path. He is one of the new Grand Junction Rockies players this year. ...


Mesa’s Corwin earns another shot with GJ Rox

By Allen Gemaehlich

Former Colorado Mesa University relief pitcher Aaron Corwin earned another look from the Grand Junction Rockies after a tryout open to the public Saturday morning. He will pitch for the Rockies in Tuesday’s exhibition game against the ...


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Welcome to GJ

By Patti Arnold

Anthony Diaz, the young son of Tony Diaz, was shagging fly balls Friday at Suplizio Field. So was anyone who wasn’t hitting fungoes or throwing batting practice. The second edition of the Grand Junction Rockies took the field for the ...


Kiel Roling selected to Texas League All-Star team

By Allen Gemaehlich

Central High School graduate Kiel Roling is having one of his best years in professional baseball, and he’s getting recognized for it. The Tulsa (Okla.) Drillers first baseman was selected to play in the Texas League All-Star Game, the ...


GJ Rockies go big time with Internet streaming

By Patti Arnold

Kelly Parkhurst has been in front of the cameras as a soccer player at Colorado Mesa University. The recent graduate is now moving to the production booth of professional baseball. Parkhurst and Kevin Strong-Holte will direct and produce ...


Family ties play role in some draft selections by Rockies on final day

By Patti Arnold

The final day of the Major League Baseball draft Saturday had a family feel for the Colorado Rockies. The skipper’s son. Brothers’ brother. The Rockies selected Regis Jesuit High School graduate Brody Weiss, the son of manager ...


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Rockies add depth on Day 2 of draft

By Patti Arnold

Three pitchers, three outfielders and two infielders were claimed by the Colorado Rockies on Friday during the second day of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft. Once the draft ends and players have signed, they will be assigned ...


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