Grand Junction Rockies Win 2013 Season Opener
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-The Grand Junction Rockies (1-0) def. the Odgen Raptors (LAD), 11-6, Thursday night at Suplizio Field, winning their 2013 season opener.
Zach Jemiola (1-0) picked up his first professional win throwing five complete innings allowing one run on six hits with five strikeouts.
Rockies SS Emerson Jimenez was 3-5, including a three-run home run that gave Grand Junction a 5-0 lead in the second inning.
Jordan Mejia came on in relief for Grand Junction in the 6th, giving up five runs, including an inside-the-park home run in just 1/3 of an inning.
Jesmuel Valentin, a compensation pick for Ogden in 2012 led their offensive attack going 2-5, with a home run and three RBI's.
The two teams will wrap up the quick two-game series Friday night at Suplizio Field. First pitch will be at 7:05.