Rockies Swept By Raptors

By Adam Spolane / Grand Junction Rockies | July 30, 2017 9:54 PM ET

Shael Mendoza finished with three hits, a walk, and four runs scored Sunday afternoon, but the Grand Junction lost to the Ogden Raptors 7-6 at Lindquist Field completing a sweep of their 4-game series.

The only time Mendoza didn't reach base in the game was in the eighth inning with the game tied at 6, the Rockies had runners at first and third, but he grounded out to first baseman Jared Walker to end the inning, and the Raptors broke the tie when Brock Carpenter singled home Gersel Pitre,
Ryan Vilade singled with one out in the ninth to get the tying run on base for the Rockies, but Todd Czinege grounded into a double to end the game, handing the Rockies their seventh loss in eight games.
Mendoza scored a run in the first inning, but the Raptors scored four unearned runs in the bottom of the frame, with Walker hitting a 2-out, 2-run homer. The Rockies tied the game with a three run second inning, that saw Pedro Gonzalez single home a pair, part of a three hit game for him, but Walker's second home run of the day in the fourth gave the Raptors the lead again.
Casey Golden brought home a run when he reached on a fielder's choice in the fifth, and after Ogden scored an unearned run in the sixth, Ryan Vilade's sacrifice fly tied the game in the seventh.
Logan Longwith didn't factor in the decision for the Rockies after allowing five runs, one earned over five innings. He matched a season-high with five strikeouts. Tommy Doyle took the loss, allowing the Raptors' eighth inning run.
Joey Bartosic finished with two hits.

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

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