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Grand Junction Rockies score six in the ninth to take playoff opener

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Friday, September 7, 2018.

Grand Junction Banner Charlie Drysdale

Two Rockies affiliates have made it to their respective league playoffs and they are both matching up against Dodgers affiliates. Makes for an interesting weekend.

In the Pioneer League Playoffs for the first time since 2013, the Grand Junction Rockies were one out away from dropping their opening game to the Ogden Raptors. With two outs and two on, the Rockies went single, single, walk, wild pitch, walk, single to turn a two run deficit into a three run lead.

Will Golsan and Grant Lavigne (no. 9 PuRP) each had two hits on the night, including a double each. Grant also added a pivotal walk in that ninth inning rally. Your PuRP ballot oversight Ryan Feltner had an uncharacteristically wild night, going three innings while allowing two runs on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts.

The Rockies have two games (one on the road, one at home) to get a win that would send them to the Pioneer League Championship Series.

Meanwhile, the Lancaster JetHawks dropped Game 3 of their best-of-five series to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, 1-0. They are down two games to one and will now need to win their next two games in order to advance to the California League Finals.

Top 30 PuRPs

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High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 0, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Colton Welker (no. 3 PuRP): 0-for-3, BB

Tyler Nevin (no. 12 PuRP): 1-for-3, BB

Ben Bowden (no. 19 PuRP): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Vince Fernandez (no. 20 PuRP): 0-FOR-3, bb

Willie Abreu: 1-for-3

Matt Dennis: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, BB, 6 K

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Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 8, Ogden Raptors 5

Grant Lavigne (no. 9 PuRP): 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, BB

Daniel Montano (no. 14 PuRP): 1-for-5, RBI

Will Golsan: 2-for-5, R, 2B

Coco Montes: 1-for-4, R, RBI

Niko Decolati: 1-for-3, R, 2 BB

Javier Guevara: 1-for-4, R, 3 RBI, BB

Ryan Feltner: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 K

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Saturday Probables

High-A Lancaster: TBD @ Rancho Cucamonga (LAD), 8:05 pm MT

Rookie Level Grand Junction: TBD @ Ogden (LAD), Game 2, 6:30 pm MT