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Pioneer League Baseball Results and Highlights, Thursday 6/19

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Billings Mustangs (3-1) defeat Helena Brewers (1-3) 16-7

Great Falls Voyagers (2-2) defeat Missoula Osprey (2-2) 5-4


GREAT FALLS HANGS ON LATE IN MISSOULA

Great Falls 5, Missoula 4

W: Dane Stone (1-0)

L: Markus Solbach (0-1)

S: Jon Bengard (2)                                                                  

Full box score attached.         

MISSOULA, Mont. (June 19, 2014) - The Great Falls Voyagers seemed to be cruising to a comfortable victory, but ended up having to hold on late 5-4, ruining the home opener for the Missoula Osprey Thursday night.

For the second straight night, Great Falls (2-2) held a two-run edge entering the ninth. The Osprey (2-2) got one back with an RBI single by Dane McFarland, and put both the tying and winning runs aboard against Jon Bengard. The righty recovered, inducing a weak fly ball and a strikeout to slam the door and earn his second save.

Just like they did on Wednesday, the Voyagers scored first, tallying two in the third. After a double by John Ziznewski got things started, Chevy Clarke and Ethan Gross put together consecutive run-producing singles to put Great Falls in front 2-0.

The Great Falls offense was back at it the very next inning. With two outs and a couple of runners aboard, Jackson Laumann launched a three-run homer to left, his first as a member of the White Sox organization.

Those five early runs looked to be plenty as Great Falls starter Dane Stone (1-0) pitched well in his 2014 debut. The righty gave up just an unearned tally in the fifth to the Osprey in his five and a third frames of work.

Missoula made it interesting however, scoring a pair in the eighth against Charlie Sharrer before Bengard came in to snuff out the rally.

The win becomes the Voyagers second straight in an opponent's home opener, after spoiling the Billings home opener with a 7-4 win on Monday.

The Voyagers conclude their five-game road trip Friday night when they wrap up their series with the Missoula Osprey at 7:05. Right-hander Brandon Brennan (first start) will be on the mound for Great Falls, while Missoula will counter with a righty of their own, Tyler Bolton (first start). First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. and coverage will begin at 7:00 on 1400 AM KXGF and gfvoyagers.com.

The Voyagers' home opener is Saturday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. against the Billings Mustangs at Centene Stadium. For tickets to any 2014 Voyagers home game, call (406) 452-5311 or visit gfvoyagers.com.

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