Helena Capitalizes on Voyager Errors
Helena, MT - The Voyagers allowed four runs in a difference-making third inning and committed four errors on the night in a 6-2 loss to the Brewers Wednesday at Kindrick Legion Field.
Great Falls (32-35, 10-19) fell to 5-9 in the season series with Helena. The Voyagers are now 12-21 on the road. Helena (32-36, 15-15) ended a three-game slide and improved to 17-16 at home.
The Brewers took an early lead with a single tally in the bottom of the first. Yeison Coca reached base with a two-out single popped up the right field line. David Fry drove in Coca with a triple deep to center.
The Voyagers tied the game with a run in the top of the third. Lenyn Sosa was hit by a pitch and later scored on a two-out RBI single to right-center for Amado Nunez.
The home half of the third proved too much to overcome as Helena sent eight men to the plate and scored four times for a 5-1 cushion. Je'Von Ward opened the frame with an infield single. Pablo Abreu singled to left. Yeison Coca loaded the bases with an infield single. David Fry drove in a run to break the tie on a base hit to center. Another run scored on a double play grounder back to the pitcher. Bryan Connell produced an RBI single to left. The final run of the inning scored on a throwing error by the second baseman. Both teams scored a single run in the sixth for the game's final margin.
Helena outhit Great Falls 12-to-7. David Fry bagged two hits with two RBIs. Yeison Coca had two hits and two runs scored. Amado Nunez and Ryan Fitzpatrick both posted two-hit games for the Voyagers. Nunez drove in a run and scored once. The Brewers finished 5-for-14 with runners in scoring position.
Caden Lemons earned the win on the mound with a career long five-inning start for the Brewers. Lemons (1-2) gave up just one earned run on five hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Davis Martin took the loss in relief. Martin (0-2) allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits with three strikeouts and no walks.
Great Falls plays game three of four at Helena Thursday night. First pitch at Kindrick Legion Field is scheduled for 7:05. For 2018 ticketing and promotional information, call 406-452-5311 or visit www.gfvoyagers.com.
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