Vibes Trounce Owlz to Start Series
After wrapping up a tough series against the Ogden Raptors last night, the Rocky Mountain Vibes came sprinting out of the gates tonight in game one of a four-game series against the Orem Owlz, scoring 11 runs in the first four innings. The Vibes would go on to win game one 13-2.
The Orem Owlz—who came into tonight with a three-game win streak—were the first to score in this series, in the top of the second inning. David Clawson led off the frame with his thirteenth double of the season, and three at-bats later Anthony Mulrine blasted a two-run homer to make it 2-0 Orem.
The Vibes responded in kind in the bottom half of the inning. Micah Bello led off with a single, and two pitches later Cam Devanney belted a deep, game-tying two-run homer of his own. With one out on the board, José Sibrian followed suit with a solo home run to give the Vibes their first lead of the night, 3-2.
The Rocky Mountain squad went back to work in the third inning, scoring another three runs. Joe Gray Jr. and Bryan Torres led off with a pair of walks, advancing to second and third on a groundout. Devanney then picked up another two RBI with a bases-clearing double, advancing to third on a wild pitch. Nick Kahle then singled him home to make it a 6-2 ballgame.
For the third inning in a row, the Vibes poured it on to extend their lead in the fourth. Nick Egnatuk kicked things off with a triple, coming home on a wild pitch. Carlos Rodriguez singled next, and Torres and Bello both reached on Ogden errors, with the second allowing both Rodriguez and Torres to score to make it 9-2. Kahle then tripled to plate Bello, and Sibrian singled to score Kahle to make it a nine-run affair at 11-2.
The Vibes would score their dozenth run in the bottom of the seventh, and their thirteenth run in the bottom of the eighth inning via a Gray Jr. solo shot to make it 13-2. That proved to be the end of the scoring, with the Vibes taking game one easily.
The Vibes are home for their second-to-last homestand of 2019, set to wrap up on 8/24. The Vibes will host the Orem Owlz for a four-game set before the team heads out on their final road trip of the year on 8/26.