A quartet of pitchers made some history for the Grand Junction Rockies on Saturday at UCCU Ballpark in Orem, Utah.
For the first time since the team moved from Casper, Wyoming, in 2014, the Rockies won a 1-0 game.
Mitchell Kilkenny made his fifth start of the season his best one, throwing 50 pitches in five innings, allowing three hits, walking one and striking out three.
Kilkenny, who missed all of last year because of Tommy John surgery after being taken with the Rockies' compensation pick in the second round, earned the first win of his professional career and lowered his ERA to 0.60.
Anderson Pilar relieved Kilkenny and pitched two innings, allowing one hit and striking out two. Anderson Bido allowed one hit in a scoreless eighth inning and Eric Hepple struck out the side in the ninth on 10 pitches for his second save to complete the five-hitter. Bido was the only pitcher to deal with more than one runner on base, when the first two batters reached base in the eighth. Three fly ball outs ended the threat for the Owlz (7-14).
Grand Junction (11-10) scored in the first inning when Cristopher Navarro doubled with one out and Julio Carreras followed with an RBI double.
Navarro finished with two hits and Eddy Diaz was the only other Rockie with multiple hits, finishing 3 for 4.