Osprey Bash Four Homers in Sunday Win
Osprey Bash Four Homers in Sunday Win Muller dominates, power bats explode in victory HELENA, MONT.
- An outburst of four home runs coupled with a dominant pitching performance paced the Missoula Osprey (30-33 | 11-14) past the Great Falls Voyagers (29-34 | 14-11) by a final score of 8-3 at Ogren Park at Allegiance Field on Sunday evening. Missoula opened the scoring in the first inning before Great Falls starter Parker Rigler was able to record an out. Center fielder Gabriel Maciel tore a double down the left field line and Eduardo Diaz followed immediately after by lofting a home run over the right field fence to give the Osprey a 2-0 lead. With one out in the top of the second, the Voyagers cut into Missoula's lead with a solo homer by Justin Yurchak. In the third, Nate Nolan drew a leadoff walk for the Voyagers and Amado Nunez singled to center field, putting runners on first and second with none out against Osprey starter Brady Muller. Logan Taylor then dropped down a sacrifice but, but reached first base on a fielding error by Muller to load the bases.
Great Falls short stop Tracey Hadley then rolled into a double play that tied the game, but allowed Muller to limit the damage to just one run. After the third inning, Muller settled into a nice rhythm for the Osprey, pitching four consecutive scoreless innings to end his night, exiting after the seventh. In the process of earning his fifth win, Muller pitched seven full innings, allowing just two runs (both earned) on five hits and one walk, while striking out a season-high nine batters. Muller was buoyed by a solo home run by catcher Andy Yerzy in the fourth, a two-run homer by short stop Brandon Leyton in the fifth, and a three-run blast by Keshawn Lynch in the seventh. Great Falls pushed the score to its final margin of 8-3 with a run in the top of the eighth on a single by Craig Dedelow after a base hit and a throwing error. In the victory, Yerzy fell a triple short of the cycle-the second consecutive night in which an Osprey player has done so. Maciel and Leyton each added two-hits, while eight of the nine starters for Missoula recorded one hit or more.
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