Owlz Can't Overcome Early Deficit In 6-4 Loss

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By Steven Cusumano / Orem Owlz | September 8, 2017 12:07 AM

 

After falling behind early, the Orem Owlz couldn't recover from what was a 6-4 loss in their final game of the season vs. the Idaho Falls Chukars.

Cristopher Molina started the game for Orem, picking up his third straight losing decision as he allowed five earned runs in four innings of work.

Idaho Falls' Travis Jones provided book ends to the game's scoring with a home run in the first inning and a home run in the eighth inning, his third and fourth home runs of the year to cement the Chukars' victory.

Jo Adell did the heavy lifting for Orem, going 3-4 at the plate while scoring a team-high two runs.

Manuel Guzman led the way for Orem in the runs batted in category, going 1-4 at the plate with a team-best two RBI.

The Owlz' final two runs of game came home in the fifth inning, when Idaho Falls' third baseman Tyler Straub committed a fielding error that got the Owlz within one run to make the score 5-4.

Relief pitcher Jason Alexander kept the Owlz in the game with three perfect innings of relief during the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.

The game ended the season series between Orem and Idaho Falls, with the Owlz combining to go 13-3 against the Chukars, outscoring Idaho Falls by a total of 89 runs.

The loss dropped Orem to 22-14 in the second half, one game behind the Ogden Raptors for first place in the Pioneer League South second half standings.

The Owlz will begin their final regular season series of the season tomorrow night, when they take on the Grand Junction Rockies for a final series.

First pitch is schuled for 6:35 p.m. MT, with coverage beginning on the Orem Owlz Baseball Network and MiLB.tv 15 minutes prior to first pitch.

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

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