The start to summer was sweet for the Great Falls Voyagers... Behind the bats of Ian Dawkins, Corey Zangari, and Logan Sowers, they slashed their way to becoming the most the most dangerous offensive team in the Pioneer League North and locking up a First half championship.
Going into the All-Star Break, the Voyagers 53 home runs is the best mark in their division by 12 dingers... But the team has struggled mightily to open the second half of the season.
Despite going 22-16 on their way to a first half championship, the Voyagers are just 1-10 so far in the second half...
Skipper Tim Esmay says the teams struggled have much to do with player movement.
"I think its just every team goes through it and we were very fortunate not to go through it in the first half; thats why we won the first half and now we're scuffling a little bit and had a lot of movement. We've lost a lot of guys," said Tim Esmay.
After having eight players sent up to the Kanapolis in Intimidators, the Voyagers still managed to send two players to the All-Star Game. Logan Sowers and Michael McCormick say that the team has what it takes to turn things back around.
"We just need to play a little bit better fundamentally, you know getting runners on, getting em over... scoring 'em, you know thats all baseball is, do your job and we'll come out with the W," said Sowers.
"Going through a little bit of a hiccup right now. I think after winning the first half, might be getting a little too relaxed but I think the big thing is just going back to what we've been doing 'cause it was working..."
The Voyagers will return to the field at home Thursday night against the Idaho Falls Chuckars. First pitch is at 7 PM