Junction Falls in Series Finale to Idaho Falls
GRAND JUNCTION, colo.-The Grand Junction Rockies (41-33, 20-16) fell to the Idaho Falls Chukars (34-40,17-19), 7-2, Tuesday night at Suplizio Field, after clinching a spot in the post-season for the first time since 2001 on Monday night.
Idaho Falls starter,Clayton Schulz, allowed two runs in six innings of work to get his fifth win of the year, and first against the Rockies after going 0-3 against Grand Junction in his first three starts against them.
Idaho Falls struck first when Jared Schlehuber doubled home two runs after the Rockies committed back-to-back errors in the infield, but the Rockies answered with two runs in the third, to tie the game at two.
In the fifth inning, the Chukars regained the lead with another unearned run, but scored three runs in the sixth to take a 6-2 lead, as five straight batters reached base with two outs against reliever, Rayan Gonzalez.
Shawn Stuart didn't allow an earned run in five innings, but still got the loss in his second start as the Rockies defense was shaky behind him. They committed six errors in the game, and 15 in the four game series.
The Rockies finish the season 11-5 against Idaho Falls, going 5-3 at home.
Wednesday night, the Rockies will welcome the Ogden Raptors to Suplizio Field for a regular season ending two-game series. Jorge De La Rosa will make a rehab start for the Rockies, and will throw out the first pitch at 7:05.