GRAND JUNCTION - The Grand Junction Tigers baseball team scored 84 runs through the first seven games of the season for an average of 12 runs per game.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, the tables were turned on Friday afternoon as the Thunderridge Grizzles handed Grand Junction their first loss of the season 13-5 at Canyon View Park.
The Tigers only recorded four hits compared to the Grizzlies 12 hits while the Tigers committed four errors compared to the Grizzlies one error in the game.
Second baseman Chris Kelly broke up a perfect game in the fourth inning with a deep triple to center field. He scored the Tigers first run of the game when Joe Arnold chopped a single past first to tie the game at one.
Grand Junction held a 4-1 lead in the fifth inning but gave up 11 runs in the final three innings for the loss.
The Tigers next game is on Wednesday, March 26 against Littleton at Suplizio Field.