Raptors Hold Off Late Chukars Rally
Patrick Duester wasn't expecting to be summoned into the ballgame. The Ogden Raptors went to the top of the ninth inning with a four-run lead, but an outfield error and back-to-back doubles pulled Idaho Falls within one.Duester entered the game with the potential tying run on second base and allowed
Duester entered the game with the potential tying run on second base and allowed a dangerous fly ball to right-center field, but
Ogden busted out to an early lead. In the bottom of the first, Cuadrado knocked in Tyler Adkison with a seeing-eye single to left. Another two-out RBI came in the second, as
Four more Raptors runs crossed in the third.
Despite the early runs, the Raptors failed to bring in any more insurance. They left two on in the first and stranded the bases loaded in the third after Hope's home run, leaving a total of six runners on base through three innings.
Idaho Falls plated their first runs of the game after Raptors starter
The rubber match between Idaho Falls and Ogden is set for Monday at 7, with fireworks planned after the game. Before the contest, the Raptors will be giving out 500 mini bobblehead dolls featuring former Raptors Prince Fielder!