Lenyn Sosa: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K
Romy Gonzalez: 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K
Bryce Bush: 0-for-2, 3 BB, 2 K
Amado Nunez: 1-for-5, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 E
Gunnar Troutwine: 1-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Jonathan Stiever: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Codi Heuer: 2 2⁄3 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Devon Perez: 3 1⁄3 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, save **MVP**
YES! The @gfvoyagers strike first with a run in the bot of the 1st. They lead 1-0 after a one-out triple to the wall in left-center by Sosa and an RBI single to left by Gonzalez off the drawn-in SS glove.— Great Falls Voyagers (@gfvoyagers) September 14, 2018
It was not quite the same offensive barrage as Game 1, but the Great Falls Voyagers again took a big lead after three innings.
Romy Gonzalez broke the ice for Great Falls in the first inning with a triple. The very next inning, Travis Moniot scored two runners with a double, and Lenyn Sosa again added another RBI. Micah Coffey would drive in the fifth run of the first three innings, giving the Voyagers a 5-0 lead.
Unlike Game 1, the Great Falls starter was just as good as the offense. A terrific pitcher out of the White Sox 2018 draft, Jonathan Stiever, was brilliant. He threw three shutout innings, and the only hits he allowed were singles.
The @gfvoyagers are one-win away from a Pioneer League title and Jonathan Stiever certainly did his part:— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) September 14, 2018
✔️ 3 IP
✔️ 3 H
✔️ 0 R
✔️ 1 BB
✔️ 2 K
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Codi Heuer would take over for Stiever, and he would struggle. In the fifth inning, because of an error from Amado Nunez, Heuer allowed two unearned runs. Nunez would commit another error in the next inning that caused Heuer problems as well, with two more runs crossing the plate. Just like Game 1, the Rockies cut down Great Falls’s early lead.
Devon Perez would slow down the Rockies as the third Voyagers pitcher of the night, but the GF offense was faltering in the middle innings, as they only collected three hits from innings four through seven. Nunez would make up for those errors with an insurance run in the eighth inning to make it 6-4, and Perez would finish with a 3 1⁄3 -inning save.
The Voyagers are Pioneer League champions — and did not lose a game in their playoff run.
If Pioneer League titles translate into World Series, the White Sox should be sitting pretty in 2023, since the Great Falls Voyagers are champs— James Fegan (@JRFegan) September 14, 2018