GJ Rockies sweep Ogden in a double pack | Sports
The Grand Junction Rockies appeared to be on their way to a second straight loss to Ogden on Saturday, 5-1 and two outs in the sixth inning in their first double-headed game at Suplizio Field.
But the Rockies (42-33, 16-12 second half) rallied and scored seven runs with two outs for a 9-7 win. Grand Junction won the second game 5-4 for a sweep of the Twinbill.
Josh Elvir picked with an out and then Austin picked Elder and Jake Anderson to load the bases. After a pitching change, Rolando Martinez walked to bring in one run and Frankie Jezioro singled out in a second run.
With the bases still loaded, Nate Scantlin cleared the bases with a triple to put the Rockies 7-6 ahead. After the Raptors (44-34, 15-15 second half) switched pitchers again, Vinny Esposito and Luke Roskam went to reload the bases.
Elvir’s second single of the inning drove in two runs for a 9-6 Grand Junction lead.
Michael Townsend, who moved closer to the Rockies after Robbie Baker signed a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, posted his fourth straight parade, giving Grand Junction High School graduate Owen Taylor an RBI single.
Jimmy Dobrash pitched six innings, allowing six runs on six hits with four walks and six strikeouts to earn the win.
Scantlin, Elvir, and Anderson all had two hits for the Rockies that ended with eight hits – seven singles and Scantlin’s triple.
In the second game, the Rockies took an early 3-0 lead and led 4-1 into the top of the seventh inning.
After the Raptors tied the score 4-4, Roskam’s two-time RBI single gave the sweep to Grand Junction in the lower part of the inning.
Hitting the clutch from the first game carried over to the first inning of the second game when Jose Gutierrez scored a two-out, three-run home run to give the Rockies a 3-0 lead.
Andy Armstrong had an RBI single for Ogden in the fifth inning to make the 3-1. Anderson’s RBI single in the sixth inning restored Grand Junction’s three-run advantage and set the stage for the seventh.
Alexis Monge opened the bottom of the seventh with a four-pitch walk. With an out, Monge came into goal position with a stolen base. Roskam then singled out on a 0-1 pitch to complete the sweep.
The Rockies and Raptors will play another double header today from 4pm in Suplizio Field.