Grand Junction Closes First Half at 18-20

By Grand Junction Rockies | July 29, 2017 7:02 PM ET

The Grand Junction Rockies finished the first half of the 2017 season with an 18-20 record following Friday night's 6-2 loss to the Ogden Raptors at Lindquist Field.

Friday's loss is the club's fifth in six games after winning a franchise record seven straight.
The Rockies were held to seven hits, with three coming to start the third inning with the Raptors already leading 3-0, the third was an RBI single by Brett Stephens to get the Rockies on the board, but Ogden answered with a pair in the bottom of the inning to increase it's lead to four runs.
Ramon Marcelino, who scored on Stephens' third inning single, started the fifth inning with his sixth homer of the season to bring the Rockies within three, but the Raptors pushed the lead back to four with a run in the seventh. Marcelino finished with two hits in four at bats.
Will Gaddis took the loss for the Rockies, allowing five runs on seven hits in four innings. He walked two, after not allowing a base on balls in his first two starts. In his 2017 debut, Michael Zimmerman allowed one run in 2.1 innings, while Alexander Martinez held the Raptors scoreless for 1.2 innings.
The win is Ogden's fifth straight as it finishes the first half 23-15. Starling Heredia had three hits, while Tyler Adkinson and Donovan Casey added a pair. Atkinson drove home two runs, while Casey scored twice.

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