Osprey Rally Again for 11-8 Win over ChukarsAugust 19, 2012 - Pioneer League (PL) Missoula Osprey
The Osprey (13-8, 31-28) kept pace with the Billings Mustangs - who beat the Ogden Raptors on Sunday, 5-0, and stayed two games back in the Pioneer League North Division Second-Half Standings.
Lamb, who ended up a double shy of the cycle, tripled in the first, then hit a solo home run in a three-run fourth inning that started the comeback from a 7-0 deficit, and added the two-run hit in the eighth that snapped an 8-all tie.
The Chukars (11-10, 28-31) jumped out to a 7-0 lead on Osprey starter Yoimer Camacho, who pitched five innings and allowed eight hits and two walks, surrendering five earned runs and struck out four batters. Michael Rivera allowed a solo home run to Diego Goris in the top of the sixth that pushed the Chukars back ahead, 8-7, but Chris Thomas (2-1) and Vince Spilker shut down the Idaho Falls bats over the final three innings, with Spilker earning his fourth save of the season.
The Osprey finished with 12 hits. Brito had two hits and two RBIs, Pedro Ruiz added two hits, two runs scored and a RBI - on a squeeze bunt that tied the game in the bottom of the eighth - and Danny Pulfer added a pair of hits, a run scored, and a RBI.
Rudy Flores added a two-run home run, which came in the three-run fourth for Missoula. It was the second straight game in which Flores and Lamb homered in the same inning.
The Osprey will now begin a seven-game road trip through Ogden and Idaho Falls, as they will finish with 13 of their final 17 games away from Ogren Park Allegiance Field. The Osprey will send right-hander Jared Ray to the mound in the opener of a four-game series in Ogden on Monday at Lindquist Field, while the Raptors will counter with left-hander Gregg Downing.
The Osprey will return home for a two-game series with the Great Falls Voyagers on August 28-29. Tickets are available now at the MSO Hub Box Office, located at 140 North Higgins in Downtown Missoula, online at MissoulaOsprey.com and by phone (406) 543-3300.
Pioneer League Stories from August 19, 2012
- Osprey Rally Again for 11-8 Win over Chukars - Missoula Osprey
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- Voyagers Fail to Pick-Up Rockies Blitz - Great Falls Voyagers
- Bullpen Falters in 10-6 Loss - Orem Owlz
- Decisive 6th Inning Dooms Chukars - Idaho Falls Chukars
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