Wofford homers again in Riders loss
| July 31, 2022 12:00 AM
Brody Wofford homered again, and the Glacier Range Riders had the tying run on deck in the ninth inning Saturday, but Missoula won their Pioneer League game 5-2.
Wofford hit his fourth homer in three nights in the sixth inning at Flathead Field. The solo shot was his 11th this season, but by then Missoula (6-5 this half) had built a 5-0 lead.
Jayson Newman hit his Pioneer League-leading 24th homer, a two-run shot, to make it 3-0 in the sixth; Patrick Chung added a two-run single.in the inning.
Glacier (4-7) got an RBI double from Dean Miller in the seventh, and he stole third but was stranded when Livingston Morris struck out.
In the ninth Sam Linscott hit a two-out double, bring Wofford to the play, but the first baseman struck out against Sam Hellinger to end the game. Hellinger got his seventh save.
Starter Andrew Stout took the loss, though he fanned four in two innings of work.
The teams play the sixth and final game of this six-game set Sunday at 1 p.m. at Flathead Field.
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Mark Timmins, M Simon (6), Cody Thompson (7), Sam Hellinger (9) and Henderson Perez. Andrew Stout, Dawson Day (3), Jonathan Tyler (6), Isaiah Henry (7), Justin Coleman (8) and Drew Sims. W — Timmins (3-1). L — Stout (0-4). S — Hellinger.
MISSOULA PADDLEHEADS — Brandon Riley 0-3, Jared Akins 0-2, Kamron Willman 1-5, Lamar Sparks 2-4, Jayson Newman 1-4, Nick Gatewod 0-4, Keaton Greenwalt 3-4, Cameron Thompson 1-3, Perez 0-4, Chung 2-4.
GLACIER RANGE RIDERS — Ben McConnell 1-5, Robbie Scvott 0-0, Ryan Cash 1-3, Sam Linsclott 1-4, Brody Wofford 2-5, Dean Miller 1-4, Livingston Morris 1-3, Sims 0-3, Ryan Cole 0-3.
2B — Sparks, Greenwalt, Thompson, Linscott, Miller. HR — Newman (24), Wofford (11). RBIs — Newman 2, Chung 2, Thompson, Wofford, Miller. SB — Greenwalt2, Chung 2, Thompson, Sparks, Willman, Miller.