IDAHO FALLS, ID — The Chukars managed to erase a 7-0 deficit and end Dane Stone’s streak of 22 straight scoreless innings on Monday. However, it was the Voyagers who had the last laugh with a late grand slam propelling Great Falls to a 12-8 win. They also clinched the Pioneer League North first half crown in the process.
Great Falls starting pitcher Dane Stone began the third inning with a 22 inning scoreless streak, the longest active streak in Minor League Baseball. The Chukars (18-16) put an end to that when Brandon Downes double that scored DonAndre Clark. The Greybirds scored for runs on six hits in the inning.
The Chukars tied the game in the seventh inning. It was a story of missed opportunities for Idaho Falls who stranded a season high 14 runners on-base. Dillon Haupt regained control for the Voyagers by crushing a first pitch grand slam in the eight inning. The Greybirds have been eliminated from first half division title contention.
Idaho Falls concludes the seven game homestand and four game series against the Great Falls Voyagers Tuesday.