Chukars Fall in Duel of High Draft Picks
GRAND JUNCTION, CO — Kyle Freeland, 8th overall draft pick, out-dueled Chukars pitcher Eric Skoglund, Royals third round draft choice, as Grand Junction defeated Idaho Falls 8-5 Thursday.
Freeland (1-0) allowed a leadoff single to Brandon Downes and then retired the next eight Chukars (21-22, 1-4) in order. He went five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits.
Eric Skoglund (0-2) lasted three innings, allowing those four runs, with just one of them being earned. Idaho Falls committed a season high four errors in the loss.
The Greybirds have lost four in a row away from home.
The Chukars and the Rockies continue the four game series at Sam Suplizio Field Friday.