Both Nick Grossman and Cooper McMurray went deep for the Pierre Trappers on Thursday as they held off another comeback attempt from the Western Nebraska Pioneers to receive a split in the two game series at Hyde Stadium, 7-6.
The Trappers took the lead in the bottom of the fourth in a three run inning as they lead 5-3 and added another two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Just like the night before, Western Nebraska started to make a comeback scoring one in the sixth and two in the eighth to cut the lead to one before Billy Moreland came in to close the door for the Trappers and earn the save. Koby Bishop picked up the win going five and third innings allowing four runs on seven hits, two walks and striking out five. The Trappers played flawless defense as the Pioneers were the only team to commit an error in the ballgame.
The Trappers will travel to Dickinson, North Dakota for a three game set from Friday to Sunday against the Badlands Big Sticks. Pierre trails Badlands by three and a half games heading into the weekend.