MISSOULA — Wednesday night was the beginning of an eight-game Pioneer League Baseball home stretch for the Missoula Osprey.
In the top of the first inning, the game didn’t go how the Osprey had hoped, as Orem Owlz shortstop Jeremiah Jackson blasted a home run to left field.
But the Osprey responded in the bottom of the inning with one runner on. Spencer Brickhouse launched his first professional home run to dead center field to take a one-run lead.
The next four innings were dominated by pitching until the Osprey added another run in the bottom of the seventh. In the eighth inning, the Osprey bats came alive as they tacked on three more runs.
In the end, the Osprey took the first game of the homestand, 7-1.
Game 2 against Orem is Thursday at 7:05 p.m.