Owlz Win Series Over Missoula With 6-1 Win

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By Steven Cusumano / Orem Owlz | August 6, 2017 8:31 PM ET


The Orem Owlz delivered another performance of pitching and power to win their series-clinching third game over the Missoula Osprey by a final score of 6-1.

The game ended up being Orem's shortest of the year, lasting just two hours and 18 minutes at the Home of the Owlz.

For a second straight day, Orem pounced early, when Manuel Guzman gave the Owlz a 2-0 lead, scoring Torii Hunter Jr. and David Mackinnon to give the Owlz a 2-0 lead.

The hit for Guzman also extended a Pioneer League best 23-game on-base streak for Guzman, as he went 1-4 at the dish for Orem.

David Mackinnon, who scored the Owlz' second run of the game, made his return to the lineup after a quad injury sidelined him since July 10th, going 1-3 while scoring a run.

Right-handed pitcher Cole Duensing was brilliant for the Owlz, only allowing one run in five innings of work, while picking up a career-high six strikeouts.

The lone run for Missoula came home in the fourth inning, on an RBI groundout that brought home Eduardo Diaz to make the score 2-1 Orem.

The Owlz then began to break out the long ball.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Franklin Torres opened up a four-run lead for the Owlz, pumping a three-run home run off of the batter's eye in center field to make the score 5-1 Orem.

Harrison Wenson then tacked on a run of insurance for the Owlz with his ninth home run of the year in the sixth inning, which gave the Owlz a fate-sealing 6-1 lead.

The Owlz third win vs. the Osprey advances their season record to a Pioneer League best 31-12-1, first place in the South division standings with a second half record of 4-1.

The Owlz will welcome in the Helena Brewers on Monday night to begin a three-game series, ending their seven-game home stand. 

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. MT at the Home of the Owlz, with coverage beginning on MiLB.tv and the Orem Owlz Baseball Network 15 minutes prior to first pitch with the Voice of the Owlz, Steven Cusumano.

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

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