Errors prove costly in Grand Junction's loss to Missoula

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. An error six times over. That’s what put an end to the Grand Junction Rockies win streak Thursday night. The Missoula Osprey came ready, and they conquered with an 11-5 win over the South Division’s second place team.

Missoula’s starting pitcher Carlos Hernandez came in holding a 2.33 ERA, and he kept the Grand Junction bats quiet through the first three innings.

On offense, Missoula was having a strong night. They put up 14 hits, including two home runs from first baseman Kevin Cron who is now carrying the highest batting average on the team at .344. Aside from those two shots that couldn’t be stopped, the Rockies had 12 other chances to put an end to the runs pouring in from the visitor’s side.

However, errors starting from the first inning on would prove way too costly for the Rockies. They had six by the end of the night that even their 12 hits couldn’t compensate for. Yonathan Daza was able to bring in his first home run of the season, still, it wasn’t enough.

Grand Junction falls to Missoula 11-5, breaking their three-game win streak. The teams close out the series Friday night at Suplizio Field at 6:30 for a fireworks game.

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