GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Missoula Osprey had their Pioneer League baseball game suspended in the fourth inning Tuesday night because of rain and lightning.
They will resume play trailing the Grand Junction Rockies 9-3 on Wednesday at 4 p.m. After playing to the nine-inning completion of that game, the Osprey and Rockies will compete in a seven-inning game to account for Wednesday's regularly-scheduled contest.
Osprey starting pitcher James Johnson endured a miserable outing. He allowed nine earned runs on eight hits, including three home runs, before being pulled with two outs in the second inning.
On the positive side, Missoula did rally with three runs in the third. Joey Rose hit a three-run home run with two outs in the inning, bringing his total number of homers to six for the season.
The O's have struggled since winning the Pioneer League North first half with a 19-19 record. They have dropped five of their first six games in the second half and sit at 20-24 for the season.
Grand Junction is the hottest team in the league. The Rockies are riding a four-game win streak after finishing the first half with an 18-20 mark and a third-place finish in the Pioneer League South.