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GJ Rockies run past Helena

By Staff

Grand Junction kept its hopes alive Monday night to win the first-half title in the Pioneer League South Division with an 11-7 victory at Helena. The Rockies, though, must win the final four games of the first half and hope Orem loses the ...


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Freeland stellar, but GJ rally falls short

By Staff

Kyle Freeland once again didn’t need his allotment of pitches to get through his innings Sunday, but despite another stellar outing by the Grand Junction left-hander, the Rockies lost 4-2 at Helena. Freeland, the first-round draft pick ...


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GJ Rockies hold off Helena rally

By Staff

Grand Junction held off Helena’s ninth-inning rally Saturday night for a 6-5 Pioneer League victory. The Rockies (17-14) moved within three games of Orem for first place in the South Division after the Owlz lost 8-4 to Missoula. Luis ...


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On field, players find joy far from home

By Patti Arnold

It’s 2,728 miles from Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, to Grand Junction. To a young baseball player traveling to the United States for the first time, it feels even farther. “It’s very hard. For the Latin guys, our ...


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PROPERLY PREPARED

By Patti Arnold

Tony Diaz can’t help but grin when he thinks back only a couple of years, to Johendi Jiminian’s first professional start. The young pitcher from the Dominican Republic had only been in the United States a couple of months and had ...


Walk-off HR lifts Missoula past GJ Rox

By Staff

Dane McFarland hit a walk-off home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night to lift Missoula to a 3-2 victory over the Grand Junction Rockies. Alec Crawford came in to pitch the ninth for the Rockies, who had a 2-1 ...


Mitsui’s cycle lifts Osprey past GJ Rox

By Staff

Five days after Grand Junction’s Max George hit for the cycle, Missoula’s Trevor Mitsui achieved the feat Thursday in the Osprey’s 12-9 Pioneer League victory over the Rockies. The teams combined for 30 hits, and after ...


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Daza’s HR lifts GJ Rox to win

By Staff

Yonathan Daza hit a three-run home run in Grand Junction’s four-run fifth inning Wednesday night as the Rockies defeated Missoula 5-3 in Missoula, Montana. The Rockies (17-12) were limited to seven hits, but four of them came in the ...


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Garcia goes gonzo

By Patti Arnold

Henry Garcia had his own personal Home Run Derby on Monday night. The Grand Junction Rockies’ big first baseman had struggled at the plate since coming back from being hit in the left hand with a pitch June 23 and missing a week. He had ...


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Marte picks up pitcher, but Grand Junction falls to Helena

By Patti Arnold

Hamlet Marte believes in picking up his pitcher. “(Carlos) Polanco was angry because of those two runs and I go to him and I say, ‘Polanco, I will hit a homer for you,’ ” said Marte, the Grand Junction Rockies’ ...


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