PL: Voyagers square series with Range Riders Saturday, 16-5
| June 11, 2022 10:31 PM
GREAT FALLS — The Great Falls Voyagers struck back at Glacier again Saturday, riding four hits from Tavis Brunson and four runs batted in by Andy Atwood to a 16-5 Pioneer League victory at Centene Stadium.
The Range Riders (7-9) fell behind 4-0, closed to 4-3 in the fourth inning — Livingston Morris and Michael Knell wrapped RBI singles around Vinny Bologna’s run-scoring double — and then saw Great Falls (12-5) quickly open its lead back up in its half of the inning.
Atwood hit a two-run homer, his second, to push the gap to 7-3. He added what should have been a three-run homer in the sixth, but passed one of the Voyagers’ baserunners as the ball cleared the fence. That turned it into a long, two-run single that put Great Falls up 10-4.
Great Falls got six hits in the eighth — Brunson led off with a double, then added a two-run single in the frame — to score six more runs.
Dean Miller added an RBI single for the Range Riders in the fifth, and Jared Fry hit his first home run, a solo shot, in the ninth.
The teams conclude their five-game series Sunday, with first pitch at 4 p.m. Glacier won the first and third games.
The Range Riders have their home opener Tuesday against the Billings Mustangs, at 7 p.m.
Range Riders 000 310 001 - 5 13 2
Voyagers 211 312 06x - 16 15 1
Noah Barros, Luke Laurita (6) and Jared Fry. Quincy Jones, Anthony Becerra-Lopez (7) and Nick Emanuel. WP — Jones (1-1). LP — Barros (1-2). S — Becerra-Lopez (1).
GLACIER RANGE RIDERS — Brandt Broussard 2-4, Gabe Howell 2-4, Brody Wofford 0-5, Dean Miller 2-4, Livingston Morris 1-4, Vinny Bologna 1-4, Fry 2-4, Michael Knell 1-3, Tyler Ryan 0-1, Ryan Cash 2-4.
GREAT FALLS VOYAGERS — Breydon Daniel 3-5, Jake Malec 2-4, Andy Atwood 2-5, Riley Jepson 2-4, Eddie McCabe 1-5, Emanuel 0-3, Derek Kolbush 0-0, Zane Zurbrugg 1-4, Tavis Bruson 4-5, Adam Oviedo 0-3.
2B — Howell, Bologna, Cash, Brunson 3, Malec. HR — Fry, Atwood. RBIs — Miller, Bologna, Fry, Knell, Atwood 4, McCabe 3, Brunson 3, Emanuel 2, Daniel, Malec, Zurbrugg. SB — Broussard 2, Daniel, Jepson. SF — Emanuel.