HELENA n The Missoula Osprey opened their 11th season of Pioneer League baseball Tuesday night by falling 10-5 to the Helena Brewers at Kindirck Legion Field.
Scott Krieger belted a three-run homer in Helena's four-run second inning and Chris Ellington added a solo shot in the fifth for the Brewers.
Nick Bucci (1-0) got the start and pitched five innings of three-hit ball to get the win on the mound for the Brewers. He allowed one, fanned four and didn't issue a walk.
Missoula first baseman Paul Goldshmidt had a solo home run for the Osprey, who play twice more in Helena before facing the Brewers on Friday in their home opener at Ogren-Allegiance Park.