Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Grand Junction’s Randy Reyes slides safely in to score a run Thursday night as Idaho Falls’ Kyle Pollock catches the throw home in the first inning of the Rockies’ 8-5 victory over the Chukars at Suplizio Field. Reyes scored on an RBI single by Kevin Padlo.

Freeland chills Chukars

Top pick gets first pro win for GJ Rockies

Call it the lanky lefty lockdown.
The Grand Junction Rockies put Kyle Freeland on the mound Thursday night — listed at 6-foot-4 and 185 pounds — against Idaho Falls ace Eric Skoaglund, who is 6-foot-7 and 200 pounds.
Both are left-handed pitchers with similar arsenals, and both are the highest draft picks on their respective rosters.
That’s where the similarities ended.

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