GJ Rockies: Early lead dissolves into fourth straight loss

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) A hot start for the Grand Junction Rockies turned cold quickly and the Pioneer League South-leading Ogden Raptors capitalized taking game one of the series over GJ, 5-3.

Ogden was first to score in the first inning on an RBI double by Sauryn Lao to give the Raptors a 1-0 lead.

Grand Junction would tie it up and take overtake Ogden in the second inning on a few big hits. Colin Simpson crushed a no-doubter over the right field wall for a solo shot to tie the game. Later in the inning, Walking Cabrera hit an RBI double that bounced off the wall in center field that would score Todd Issacs to give the Rockies a 2-0 advantage.

In the fourth inning, it would be Cabrera again, this time he hits a bouncing ball up the middle and into center field for an RBI single. Cabrera finished hitting 2-4, 2 RBI and a double.

Grand Junction would not record another hit in the game. Ogden would make their comeback starting in the sixth inning. The Raptors Zac Ching doubles into center bringing in a run and cutting the Grand Junction lead to just one. Jon Littell ties the game on an RBI single before the inning would end.

Ogden would then take the lead in the eighth on a wild pitch and an Andrew Shaps RBI single to give the Raptors a 5-3 win.

Grand Junction is now 27-32 and will look to avoid losing five straight in game two of the series with Ogden Thursday night at 5:45 P.M.