Grand Junction Drops Game One To Helena

Javier Guevara chases down a Helena Brewers player. (Todd Bennett)

By Adam Spolane / Grand Junction Rockies | August 4, 2017 12:33 AM ET


Jay Feliciano's ninth inning three-run homer broke a 2-2 tie as the Helena Brewers beat the Grand Junction Rockies 5-2 Thursday night at Suplizio Field.

Feliciano's seventh homer of the season followed hits by Tristian Lutz and K.J. Harrison and it was just the BRewers' second at-bat with a man in scoring position all night. It came off Rockies' closer Jefry Valdez who allowed a home run for the second time in four outings.

The home run was Helena's second of the night as Harrison gave the Brewers a 2-0 lead with a first inning two-run homer off Justin Valdespina who allowed just those two runs over six innings but the Rockies offense was held off the board until Casey Golden hit his seventh home run of the season in the sixth off Dylan File, who matched Valdespina with six innings.

With Valdespina out of the game, Hunter Williams retired all six that he faced, striking out two, and Grand Junction tied the game in the seventh off Karsen Lindell with three straight two-out singles, the last by Ryan Vilade.

Once Helena re-took the lead, Parker Bean worked around a walk in the ninth to earn his fifth save of the season.

The loss is the Rockies fifth in a row and they have lost eight of nine after winning seven in a row.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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