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Idaho Falls is still searching for consistency. And it couldn’t find any late Thursday evening against Helena.
The Brewers beat the Chukars 7-4 at Kindrick Legion Field after combing five runs in the last two innings. The loss puts the Chukars at 13-17 during the first half of the season. Helena moves to 14-16.
It was the first time all season the Chukars lost after leading through six innings.
Two errors allowed the Brewers to come back in the seventh inning, as the Chukars lead 4-2 heading into the frame. It started when Chukars pitcher Christopher Marte had a throwing error when Gabriel Garcia singled on a bunt and Chad McClanahan scored.
After Gilbert Lara scored KJ Harrison, Jay Feliciano reached on a fielding error by shortsop Offerman Collado with Garcia reaching home — giving Helena its second lead Thursday.
From there, Dallas Carroll hit a two-run homer to score Antonio Pinero in the bottom of the ninth before retiring the side in order in the top of the ninth. Carrol finished 3 for 4 with three RBIs.
The Chukars lead during the middle of the game after scoring two runs in the fourth and sixth innings, respectively.
Darrell Miller Jr. went 1 for 3 for an RBI and two runs. He has recorded a hit in every single professional game.
The Chukars — amid a seven-game road trip — will play the Brewers in game two of four in Helena today at 7:05 p.m. Fans can listen to the game on KSPZ or follow the game live on 980thezone.com.