Ogden, UT. -- Kyle Farmer's first game at catcher was a memorable one for Ogden. The former Georgia shortstop went 3 for 5 with a homer and four runs driven in to pace the Raptors 10-1 win over the Chukars at Lindquist Field.
Kyle Farmer jump started Ogden's highest run output of the season with a two run home run in the first inning. His blast put the Raptors (2-2) ahead 3-0. The long balls continued in the third inning. Gerson Nunez and Jacob Scavuzzo launched back to back home runs against Idaho Falls starter Jakob Junis (0-1) to increase the lead to five runs.
Meanwhile, the Chukars had a tough time solving Raptors starter Victor Araujo (1-0). The right-hander cruised into the fifth inning with allowing a hit. The hurler from the Dominican Republic lasted six innings, allowing just one run off of a Hunter Dozier single. When it wasn't Araujo mowing down batters, it was Jordan Hershiser. The son of former Dodgers Cy Young Award Winner, Orel Hershiser, pitched the final three innings to pick up his first save of the season.
Kyle Farmer kept his hot hitting going in the later innings. The right-handed hitter notched two doubles, the one in the eight drove in two more runs. All three Chukars pitchers surrendered runs in this contest.
Two Chukars hitters made their season debuts. Adrian Bringas tallied his first hit of the season, going 1 for 3. Alex Marquez played his first game behind the plate. The catcher did not reach base, and struck out twice
The four game set continues tomorrow. Jonathan Dziedzic makes his first start of the season for Idaho Falls. Ogden counters with Luis De Paula. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.