In the prior eight playoff games between the Missoula Osprey and Great Falls Voyagers, the teams had alternated wins and losses, The Osprey won the North Division Playoff series against the Voyagers in three games in 2009, and lost the Best-of-3 series in three games one season ago.

So in Sunday's decider in the 2012 Pioneer Baseball League North Division Series here at Centene Stadium, the pattern that had developed continued, as the Osprey hung on for a 4-2 win and advanced to the Pioneer League Championship Series against the Ogden Raptors.

The Osprey will open the Pioneer League Championship Series against the Raptors on Tuesday at Ogren Park Allegiance Field. Games 2 and 3 (if necessary) will be in Ogden.

Tickets for Game 1 of the Championship Series will be available on Monday at 9 a.m. at the MSO Hub Box Office, located at 140 North Higgins in Downtown Missoula or by phone at (406) 543-3300. Hear the game on the voice of the Osprey, AM 930 KMPT with announcer Ben Catley.

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