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.
★ ★ ★
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
★ ★ ★
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
★ ★ ★
High-A Lancaster: TBD @ Rancho Cucamonga (LAD), 8:05 pm MT
Rookie Level Grand Junction: TBD @ Ogden (LAD), Game 2, 6:30 pm MT