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Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Grand Junction pitcher Chad Zurat leaps for the throw as he covers home plate Monday night as Idaho Falls’ Amalina Fukofuka slides in to score in the third inning of the Rockies’ 8-5 victory at Suplizio Field.

The game saver

Hilliard robs Idaho Falls of tying HR in GJ Rockies’ win

Uh-oh.
Grand Junction’s three-run lead nearly disappeared on one swing Monday night by Joshua Banuelos in the top of the ninth inning.
Until Sam Hilliard scaled the right-field wall, that is.
“Thank goodness for an athletic, tall right fielder,” Grand Junction manager Anthony Sanders said. “I just know how this ballpark is and as soon as that was hit I knew that was a problem coming.”


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