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Beer batter banner

By Patti Arnold

Cue the music: “Beer-Thirty!” A shout rises from behind home plate at Suplizio Field. Don Sekulich jumps to his feet and grabs the banner. “Beeeeer batter!” The purple banner, adorned with a silver-and-gold mug of ...

Catching Up, Aug. 17, 2013

By Patti Arnold

Editor’s note: Each week this summer, The Daily Sentinel will catch up with some of the 2012 Grand Junction Rockies who have moved up the organizational ladder, updating how their seasons are going. To check on your favorite former GJ ...

Loss to Osprey drops GJ Rox to 1-8 in last 9

By Staff

Falling to 1-8 in its past nine games, Grand Junction lost to Missoula 7-6 in Missoula, Mont. on Friday. A three-run top of the seventh inning where Jordan Patterson had an RBI double tied the game 6-6, but an Osprey sacrifice fly in the ...


Poor pitching plagues GJ Rockies again in loss to Missoula

By Staff

Grand Junction’s 1-0 lead Thursday didn’t last long. The Missoula Osprey scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning off Peter Tago and rolled to an 18-5 win in the third game of a four-game series in Missoula. Poor ...

Bats wake up as GJ Rockies snap 6-game losing streak

By Staff

A full week had passed since the Grand Junction Rockies led a baseball game, let alone won a game. It took more than three hours Wednesday night in Missoula, Mont., but the six-game losing streak ended with a 16-12 victory over the ...


Missoula’s big 6th inning sends GJ Rockies to sixth straight loss

By Staff

The second-half swoon continued Tuesday for the Grand Junction Rockies, who dropped their sixth straight game, 12-3 to Missoula. In the first game of a seven-game road trip, the Rockies again fell victim to one big inning, allowing six runs ...


GJ Rockies’ hit machine Tapia selected as Pioneer League’s player of month for July

By Patti Arnold

Raimel Tapia played in 25 of the Grand Junction Rockies’ 28 games in July. The 19-year-old outfielder had at least one hit in every game, 43 in all. He put together a club-record 29-game hitting streak, three shy of tying the Pioneer ...


GJ Rox fall to Chukars, finish homestand 1-7

By Patti Arnold

Six words said it all. “I just wanna start winning again.” Third baseman Ryan McMahon summed up the Grand Junction Rockies’ feelings Sunday after another lopsided loss, 10-2 to Idaho Falls at Suplizio Field. The Rockies ...


Conroy silences GJ Rockies’ bats

By Patti Arnold

Wind blowing in about 20 miles an hour, the book says you play your outfielders shallow. Both Grand Junction and Idaho Falls played by the book Saturday night at Suplizio Field. The difference in the Chukars’ 12-3 ...


Reality TV

By Patti Arnold

Tyler Paulson is a football guy. His dream job is to man one of the cameras at a Denver Broncos game someday. This baseball gig, though, is pretty cool. “I’ve never filmed baseball before. I’d never actually watched it ...

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