Posted: Jul 10, 2012 6:42 AM by KPAX/KAJ Media Center
Updated: Jul 10, 2012 6:49 AM
HELENA- Justin Bianco hit a pair of home runs and drove in four runs as the Missoula Osprey snapped a two-game slide with a 12-2 win over the Helena Brewers on Monday.
Bianco, who finished with three hits and three runs scored, became the 26th player to have a multi-home run game in Osprey history. The right fielder hit a solo shot in the third and a three-run blast in the top of the fourth to give Missoula a 4-2 lead. The Osprey (12-10) then proceeded to score two runs in each of the fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth innings to cruise to the victory.
Chris Pack (2-1) pitched five strong innings to get the win on the mound, combining with Dexter Price, Vince Spilker and Chase Stevens on a five-hitter.
Pedro Ruiz had four of Missoula's 15 hits in the contest, and drove in a pair of runs, while Ty Linton and Evan Marzilli added two hits each.
The Osprey will return home on Wednesday to open a seven-game homestand against South Division rivals Grand Junction and Orem.