Voyagers Game Recap
Missoula, MT-The Voyagers homered twice and received stellar mound work for a 6-2 victory over the Missoula Osprey Monday night at Ogren Park-Allegiance Field. With the win, Great Falls (30-34, 15-11) is 4-6 against Missoula in the season series after its first road victory against the Osprey in 2017. The Voyagers sit four games up on both Missoula and Billings for first-place in the Pioneer League North Division second-half. The Osprey (30-34, 11-15) dropped to 18-14 at home.
Great Falls opened the scoring with a bang in the top of the 1st. After Logan Taylor led off with a single and reached second on a sacrifice bunt, Craig Dedelow launched a drive deep to left for his 11th of the season and a 2-0 advantage.
Missoula closed the gap with a run in the 2nd before both teams scored in the 4th. Anthony Villa led off the top of the 4th with a double to the wall in left-center. Villa scored on a one-out single by Nate Nolan. The Osprey made it a 3-2 game with a run in the home half. Keshawn Lynch singled to start the frame. Ernie De La Trinidad then walked. De La Trinidad later scored on a fielder's choice from Terence Connelly.
The Voyagers scored single runs in three consecutive innings to create some separation. David Cronin led off the 6th with a single to center. Amado Nunez followed with a base hit to move Cronin to third. Logan Taylor brought the run in with a sacrifice fly to right. In the 7th, Justin Yurchak pounded a two-out solo home run high and deep up the right field line for his seventh big fly of the season and it was 5-2. An unearned run for Great Falls in the 8th finished the scoring.
On the mound, Brandon Agar posted his sixth quality start for the win. Agar (6-1) worked six innings and gave up two earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts and three walks. Edgar Martinez took the loss. Martinez (1-3) lasted five innings and allowed three earned runs on six hits with four strikeouts and two walks. In relief, Will Kincanon pitched two innings and struck out five. Blake Battenfield fanned two in the 9th to end the game.
The Voyagers outhit the Osprey 9-to-7. Craig Dedelow and Amado Nunez each had two-hit games for Great Falls. Gabriel Maciel went 3-for-4 for Missoula. Terence Connelly had two hits with one RBI.
Great Falls returns home to face Helena Tuesday night for a brief two-game series. First pitch at Centene Stadium is set for 7 p.m. For 2017 ticketing and promotional information, call 406-452-5311 or visit www.gfvoyagers.com.
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