Grand Junction Rockies start northern road trip with loss

By: Nick Rothschild Email
By: Nick Rothschild Email

BILLINGS, Mont. It took a walk-off run for the Billings Mustangs to beat the Grand Junction Rockies in the first game of a four game series.

In the bottom of the fourth the Pioneer League's RBI leader Artistides Aquino crushed a homer to left, and he was followed by Kevin Franklin who went opposite field to complete back-to-back home runs.

The Rockies battled back to make it 2-1 in the 6th when Forrest Wall singled home Wes Rogers to tie the game up.

Later, Yonathan Daza grounds to short but the short stop's throw goes off Franklin's glove, allowing Wall to score and giving the Rockies the lead 3-1.

In the bottom half with the bases loaded for the Mustangs Josciel Veras bloops a ball towards the pitcher, and Yoely Bello makes a great diving catch.

The Mustangs would tie the game and in the bottom of the ninth walk off to win the game.

Grand Junction will play three more in Billings before heading to Grand Falls, Montana to play the Voyagers.

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