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Ogden Drops Playoff Tuneup

After falling behind early, Raptors take brief lead before Idaho Falls piles on
September 10, 2017

The Ogden Raptors, having clinched the Pioneer League South division's second-half crown and playoff spot, were looking to fine-tune aspects of their game before facing the Orem Owlz in the divisional playoffs.The visiting Idaho Falls Chukars, long eliminated from playoff contention, obliged by refusing to play dead. They put up

Ogden Clinches Second Half with Win, Orem Loss

Raptors hold off Idaho Falls as Grand Junction beats Owlz, guaranteeing Ogden will enter playoffs as champion, not wild card
September 9, 2017

The Ogden Raptors entered Friday night's game with a playoff spot in hand, but it was undecided whether they would be the second-half South division champion or the South wildcard.A 7-4 win over cellar-dwelling Idaho Falls, in addition to Grand Junction holding off the Orem Owlz, vaulted Ogden two games

Huge Comeback Secures Two-Game Sweep

Infielder Cristian Gomez, hitless in two games with Ogden, doubles three times - including kicking off five-run ninth in 8-7 win
September 8, 2017

A day after scoring 11 runs in clinching their playoff spot, the Ogden Raptors took it easy on the Grand Junction Rockies.Until the ninth.Ogden, trailing by four runs, plated five in the bottom of the ninth to win, 8-7, and sweep the two-game series.The winning run came on a fly

Floodgates Open in Ogden

Big days from Bannon and Carpenter lead blowout of visiting Owlz; magic number drops to 4
September 3, 2017

After three-straight losses to the rival Orem Owlz, the Ogden Raptors were in desperate need of a comfortable win.Scoring 11 runs in the first three innings Saturday did the trick, as Ogden cruised to a 16-4 victory to avoid a four-game sweep and jump back into sole possession of first

Raptors Muscle Up for Fifth-Straight Win

Three round trippers provide all Ogden runs in series-opening win over Great Falls
August 15, 2017

When the Ogden Raptors were in Billings and Great Falls, they struggled to hit home runs. The Pioneer League's most prolific home run-hitting team sent only four over the fence in seven games at the circuit's two most difficult parks for hitting bombs.A return home has benefitted the Raptors bats.

Ogden Scores 10, Loses at Great Falls

Raptors fall while scoring in double digits for the first time this season; infielder Brock Carpenter pitches scoreless 8th
August 8, 2017

Despite taking the first lead, the contest deteriorated quickly for the Ogden Raptors Monday night in Great Falls.The Raptors scored twice in the third inning but were quickly overwhelmed, as the Great Falls Voyagers plated four in the bottom half, three in the fifth and seven in the sixth to

Raptors Fall for Series Split

Ogden squanders two-run lead in ninth inning, now 4-2 in second half
August 6, 2017

The Ogden Raptors relief corps has been so good since the start of July that it's a surprise when things don't go right for them. Sunday was one of those shockers, as the Raptors took leads in the middle of the game and had the advantage going to the bottom

Win Streak Ends at Eight

Billings goes up early to deny Ogden 9th-straight win; would have been franchise-best since 2005
August 5, 2017

The Ogden Raptors entered Friday night with an eight-game winning streak, matching the best in franchise history since at least 2005.Thanks to multiple walks and Billings Mustangs soft hits in the first two innings, Ogden was unable to push their stretch to nine.The Mustangs plated five runs in the first

Parade of Relievers Pocket Early Lead for 8th-Straight Win

Raptors score early, hold on late to improve to 3-0 in second half
August 4, 2017

Facing the Pioneer League's second-best pitching staff in the opener of a four-game series, the Ogden Raptors used walks in the first two innings and solid pitching throughout for a 4-3 win over the Billings Mustangs Thursday night.Brayan Morales opened the game with a walk and moved to second base

Ogden Rides Seesaw Battle to Sweep

Raptors take the lead four times, see Grand Junction come back three times, then hold off Rockies to finish off four-game sweep
July 30, 2017

Saturday night, Ogden's Jared Walker lashed three hits and missed hitting for the cycle by just a home run.Sunday afternoon, Walker made up for the missing clout and more, hitting a pair of dingers as the Raptors held off the Grand Junction Rockies, 7-6, to complete a four-game sweep and

Raptors Drop Rockies for Fifth Straight Win

Season-best streak, including 6-2 victory, closes best first half since 2010
July 29, 2017

The first half of the Pioneer League season has come to an end, but the Ogden Raptors and Grand Junction Rockies are only halfway through their four-game series.The Raptors, with a 6-2 win over visiting Grand Junction, guaranteed at least a series split in a set that spans the end

Break Out The Brooms

Raptors execute 8th-inning comeback to finish off sweep of Helena
July 28, 2017

Early in Wednesday night's game, it appeared the Ogden Raptors would be swinging hot bats and cruise to victory.The win came, but it required Ogden's biggest comeback of the season.The Raptors strung hits together and came up with five runs in the top of the eighth inning to overtake the

Ogden Survives Missoula, Pulls Game Closer to Orem

Raptors win while Owlz lose; Brito hammers first home run
July 23, 2017

The Ogden Raptors fell behind in the first inning Saturday night in Missoula, but thanks to a Ronny Brito three-run homer, a crucial Missoula error and stellar relief work, the Raptors staved off elimination for one more day.The magic number for the Orem Owlz to clinch the first-half Pioneer League

Yarnall HR, 3 RBI Lead Raptors Win

Ogden now a season-high 3 games over .500 after third-straight win
July 22, 2017

Ogden Raptors first baseman Nick Yarnall continued his hot hitting Friday night in the second game at Missoula, leading the Raptors to an 8-2 win with his three runs batted in.Yarnall stepped to the plate in the first inning and saw Jeren Kendall steal both second and third bases, then

Raptors Fall After Big Missoula First

Osprey plate six runs before Ogden comes to bat; Raptors leave 13 men on base to drop back to .500
July 14, 2017

All of the momentum the Ogden Raptors gained after a nine-run win Wednesday night disappeared early Thursday.The visiting Missoula Osprey forced a rubber match in the three-game series by scoring six in the first and holding on for an 8-5 win at Lindquist Field.Edwin Uceta started for Ogden and only

Free Passes Foil Raptors

Ogden pitching walks 10 Rockies in rubber match to fall back to .500
July 11, 2017

The Ogden Raptors kept their hot hitting alive, striking 14 hits and ending Monday night a respectable 5-for-13 with runners in scoring position.They lost, however to the host Grand Junction Rockies, 8-5, after Grand Junction drew 10 walks and banged out 14 hits of their own.Raptors starter Osiris Ramirez didn't

Raptors Split with Idaho Falls

Ogden unable to sustain offense after coming back from three-run deficit
July 9, 2017

For the third-straight night, the Ogden Raptors pounded out double-digit hits in Idaho Falls.Friday night, however, the clutch hits didn't appear and the Raptors lost to the host Chukars, 7-4.Ogden was in a hole from the beginning, and despite tying the score in the sixth inning, they ended the night

Raptors Ambush Idaho Falls with 10-Run Fifth

Ogden sends 13 men to the plate in the biggest single inning of the season to crush Idaho Falls;Paz and Yarnall lace four hits apiece
July 6, 2017

When the top of the fifth inning began, the Ogden Raptors were clinging to a one-run lead. By the time it ended, nearly 45 minutes later, they were up by 11.The Raptors used that inning and five more run-scoring frames, along with solid pitching, to outdistance the host Idaho Falls


Carlos Felix and two relievers combine to blank Grand Junction, secure sweep
June 25, 2017

Pitch after pitch, inning after inning, Carlos Felix focused on stealing first pitch strikes and keeping the ball down in the zone.With that plan he and two relief pitchers kept the Grand Junction Rockies hitters off-balance Saturday night as the Ogden Raptors offense plated six runs the first two innings

Raptors Survive Slugfest

Back-to-back homers punctuate 12-11 Ogden victory featuring 12 extra-base hits and five lead changes
June 24, 2017

The most recent Ogden Raptors visit to Grand Junction, in early-September of 2016, saw the visitors win three of four and clinch the second-half Southern division title with a come-from-behind, 14-13 win.The first Ogden trip to Suplizio Field in 2017 produced a result similar to that clinching game. En route


Opening-night barrage doesn't carry over to game two
June 22, 2017

On opening night in Orem, the Ogden Raptors went out to a 7-0 lead after two innings en route to a 13-9 victory.The second game couldn't have been more different, as Ogden only mustered six hits and one run in a 7-1 loss to the host Owlz on Tuesday.Torii Hunter