Osprey Down Voyagers Twice Sunday to Win Third Straight Game
MISSOULA, MONT - The Missoula Osprey (5-2) swept the Great Falls Voyagers (3-6) with two wins Sunday by scores of 2-1 and 9-3 in games one and two, respectfully, from Ogren Park Allegiance Field. Zack Shannon provided a walk-off RBI single in the ninth in game one, while the Osprey offense exploded for 13 hits in the nightcap.
To get game one underway, the Osprey salvaged a run in the third inning on an error committed by the Voyagers to push ahead 1-0. Great Falls quickly responded with a run in the top of the fourth on an RBI double from Romy Gonzalez to even the game. Osprey starter Deyni Olivero went five innings, giving up the one run whit four strikeouts.
With both games of the double-header scheduled to go seven innings, it took until the bottom of the ninth for Missoula to take game one. With Eddie Hernandez on at second, Shannon drove a single back up the middle, recording his first professional walk-off to give the Osprey a 2-1 win.
The Osprey offense started quickly in game three when Shannon led off with a double in the second. Zack Jones followed him with a single, and Shannon scored on a Joe Robbins RBI double. Nick Dalesandro lined an RBI double down the right field line for his first career hit to add to the lead. Cesar Garcia grounded into a fielder's choice to extend the Osprey lead to 3-0 after two. Garcia then launched his first career home run in the fourth, pushing the lead to 4-0.
Great Falls posted runs on the board for the first time in game two in in the fifth. Adam McGinnis drilled a double to left-center field, and was followed by a Maiker Feliz two-run homer off Osprey starter Edgar Martinez (2-0) to pull the game within two at 4-2.
Missoula's offense countered with three runs in the bottom half of the inning, sparked by a Shannon walk to lead off. Robbins followed with an RBI single, but was thrown out trying to leg it into a double. Dalesandro and Leyton each followed with RBI singles to give the Osprey a 9-2 lead. The Voyagers added a run in the seventh to pull the final score to 9-3.
Martinez earns his second win of the season after tossing five innings of two-run baseball. Jason Billous (0-1) is pegged with the loss. Shannon ended the day with three hits in six at-bats, providing two RBIs.
The Osprey return to action Monday for a double-header against the Helena Brewers on the road. The Selway Armory Pregame Show begins at 4:45 p.m. on ESPN 102.9 and the MiLB First Pitch App. First pitch of game one is slated for 5:05 pm.
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