Osprey Take Two, Sweep Voyagers
Missoula, MT - The Voyagers dropped both ends of a doubleheader Sunday night in Missoula, and remained winless on the road to the start the new Pioneer League season.
Great Falls (3-6) fell 2-1 in nine innings (extras) in game one, and lost game two 9-3. The Voyagers have lost four straight and sit at 0-5 on the road. The Osprey (5-2) swept the three-game set and have won three in a row. They are 4-1 at home. Voyagers' game one starter Spencer Moran racked up a career-high 11 strikeouts over six innings. Moran allowed just four hits and did not walk a batter. Moran struck out the side in each of the first two innings. An unearned run in the 3rd for Missoula started the scoring. Great Falls replied with a single mark in the 4th on a Romy Gonzalez RBI double. The Osprey won it in the bottom of the 9th with a one-out RBI single from Zack Shannon.
Tyler Jandron picked up the win in relief for Missoula. Jandron (1-0) pitched one inning and recorded one strikeout. Nick Johnson took the loss for Great Falls. Johnson (0-1) went just one-third of an inning and gave up one unearned run on one base hit. The Voyagers pitching staff struck out a season-high 14 batters. Both teams had just five hits.
In game two, the Osprey raced out to an early lead with a three-run 2nd. Zack Shannon led off with a double. Zack Jones followed with a single. Joe Robbins' RBI double scored the first run. Cesar Garcia made it 2-0 with a fielder's choice RBI. Nick Dalesandro doubled home a run to cap the inning. Missoula made it 4-0 with a Garcia solo home run leading off the 4th.
The Voyagers cut the lead in half with two in the 5th. Adam McGinnis started the rally with a double high off the wall in left-center. Maiker Feliz then clubbed his first home run of the season deep to right-center. It was his first RBIs of the season as well. Missoula made it 7-2 with three more in the home half of the 5th. Joe Robbins and Brandon Leyton had RBI singles in the frame. The Osprey posted two more runs in the 6th before Great Falls scored the game's final run in the 7th.
On the mound, Edgar Martinez posted the win for Missoula. Martinez (2-0) lasted five innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits with one strikeout and two walks. Jason Bilous suffered the loss for the Voyagers. Bilous (0-1) worked two innings and yielded three earned runs on four hits with no strikeouts or walks.
The Osprey outhit Great Falls 13-to-7 in game two. Travis Moniot reached all four times and collected two singles for the Voyagers. Lenyn Sosa went 2-for-4 with a single and a double in defeat.
Great Falls continues its six-game road trip with the first of three in Billings Monday night. First pitch at Dehler Park is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The Voyagers return home on Thursday, June 28th for a four-game home stand. For 2018 ticketing and promotional information, call 406-452-5311 or visit www.gfvoyagers.com.
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