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Relentless Raptors Reach Pioneer Pinnacle

Ogden's offense resurrects to earn doubleheader split, Pioneer League crown
September 18, 2017

Thanks to rain in Great Falls Friday and Saturday, the Pioneer League Championship Series Game Two scheduled for Saturday night was unable to be played, forcing a potential doubleheader to decide the crown Sunday.It took longer than expected, but the Ogden Raptors bounced back from a blowout loss in the

Raptors Ride Familiar Formula to Upper Hand

Piling on early plus solid relief late puts Ogden one win from the Raptors' first Pioneer League championship
September 15, 2017

In the first and fifth, it was Rylan Bannon. In between, Luis Paz. Late in the game, a host of relievers.Key players abounded Thursday night as the Ogden Raptors took Game One of the Pioneer League Championship Series over the Great Falls Voyagers, 7-4. The win was the team's 28th

Cuadrado Carries Raptors to Championship Series

Outfielder goes wild with five hits, including a grand slam, the day before his 20th birthday
September 12, 2017

Romer Cuadrado entered the Pioneer League postseason on a tear, with hits in 13 of his last 14 games to raise his batting average from .312 to .335. The Orem Owlz couldn't cool him or the rest of the Ogden Raptors down. Now, the only team that stands in the

Raptors Ride Wave of Runs to Victory

Crooked numbers in the first two innings propel Ogden within one game of Pioneer League Championship series
September 10, 2017

Donovan Casey stroked three hits, Luis Paz and Brayan Morales drove in three apiece and the Ogden Raptors used three runs in the first and four in the second to cruise to a 9-4 win over the Orem Owlz Sunday evening in Game One of the Pioneer League South division

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

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

Rincon Drives Raptors Closer to Playoff Spot

Raptors break league home run record and execute biggest comeback win of season thanks to designated hitter's huge night
September 4, 2017

Early celebration turned into a dragging deficit, but in the end the Ogden Raptors prevailed against the Grand Junction Rockies to inch closer to clinching a playoff spot.Shortly after a first-inning home run to break the Pioneer League's single-season team mark, the Raptors found themselves trailing by seven. Ogden didn't

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 Smash Record but Fall Short of Win

Ogden's single-season home record falls in first before Orem comes back to win with seven unanswered runs
September 1, 2017

The Ogden Raptors, on the verge of both the franchise and Pioneer League single-season home run records, passed the team mark quickly Thursday night.That was the extent of the damage against the Orem Owlz, however, and the Raptors ended up allowing seven unearned runs in an 11-5 loss at Lindquist

Raptors Overcome Rough Start to Sweep Chukars

Ogden rallies back from two deficits to take sixth of seven against Idaho Falls and drop magic number to 9
August 30, 2017

The Ogden Raptors entered Tuesday night with a chance to sweep the Idaho Falls Chukars after two straight wins. They had fallen short of a four-game road sweep in Idaho, and after the top of the third it appeared a second shot would fall by the wayside.The Chukars jumped on

Raptors Race to Sole Possession of First

Ogden win plus Orem loss gives Raptors one-game advantage with 17 to play
August 24, 2017

After taking three of four from the Orem Owlz over the weekend, the Ogden Raptors entered play Wednesday in a dead heat with the Owlz and just one game up on the Grand Junction Rockies for the Pioneer League South division second-half crown.While the Rockies took care of the Owlz

Raptors Fall By One

Ogden falls out of first place tie after Orem scores four in the first and three in two other frames
August 22, 2017

Despite two early home runs and a late five-run rally, the Ogden Raptors fell to the visiting Orem Owlz Monday night, 11-10.The loss put Orem a game ahead of Ogden in the Pioneer League South division second-half standings after the Raptors had pulled into a tie by sweeping two games

Paz HR Not Enough as Win Streaks End

Three crooked numbers from Great Falls put Ogden in deep hole; two winning streaks end
August 17, 2017

Luis Paz hit his 12th home run of the season, but the three-run blast didn't keep the Ogden Raptors from dropping their first game overall in a week and first at home in nearly a month.Paz blasted his 454-foot shot to right-center field in the third. It pulled Ogden within

Strong Start Leads to Sixth-Straight Ogden Win

Osiris Ramirez earns second win as offense plates one run in five separate frames
August 16, 2017

With the Ogden Raptors' strict pitch count limits, their starting pitchers haven't stayed around long enough to earn many wins in 2017. Tuesday night at Lindquist Field, Osiris Ramirez notched his second victory of the campaign, working around a first-inning home run for five innings of solid pitching as the

Uceta Mostly Sharp in Gem of a Start

Reigning Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week earns first win by setting down final 13 Billings batters
August 12, 2017

Last Saturday, Ogden Raptors starting pitcher Edwin Uceta pitched the best game of his pro career with six shutout innings at Billings.That performance earned him the Pioneer League nod as Pitcher of the Week. If not for a three-batter stretch in the first inning Friday night, Uceta might have replicated

Raptors Avoid Sweep with Ninth Inning Rally

Ogden salvages final game in Great Falls; Luis Paz breaks homer drought and drives in go-ahead run
August 12, 2017

It had been nearly a month since Luis Paz hit a round tripper. The fifth inning on Wednesday against Great Falls was an opportune time to break his drought. Paz launched a solo blast to tie the game in the middle innings, his 11th of the year, and later doubled

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

Raptors Nearly No-Hit Billings

Edwin Uceta tosses six perfect innings; offense comes alive for four runs in 10th
August 6, 2017

A pitchers' duel broke out Saturday night between two of the top teams in the Pioneer League, and the Ogden Raptors came out on top, 4-0, in 10 innings.The Raptors came within inches of the franchise's first no-hitter. They had to settle for a one-hitter after a triple with two

Raptors Nearly No Hit Billings Before Winning in Extras

Edwin Uceta tosses six perfect innings in ninth start; offense finally comes alive with four runs in 10th frame
August 6, 2017

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

Victory Guarantees Winning First Half

Newcomer Donovan Casey sparks comeback with first pro home run, three runs scored
July 26, 2017

One year after closing the first half of the Pioneer League season on a run to finish a respectable 17-21, the Ogden Raptors have secured a winning first half as they look to build momentum heading into the second half of the 2017 season.A Tuesday night win against the Helena

Kendall Blasts Raptors to Win

First-rounder's first pro dinger helps Ogden to 5-1 win at Helena
July 25, 2017

The Ogden Raptors have been eliminated from Pioneer League South division first-half title contention, but they are still in position to play spoiler.The Raptors landed the first punch in hampering the playoff push of the North division's Helena Brewers, going in front in the second inning and holding off an

Raptors Fall Short in Finale

Tyler Adkison hits first pro home run in support of strong Edwin Uceta start, but Raptors can't finish off sweep
July 24, 2017

On the verge of their first four-game road sweep since at least 2005, the Ogden Raptors received an excellent start from Edwin Uceta and a two-run second inning by the bats, but the normally-stingy relief corps couldn't hold the lead as Missoula came back for a 4-3 win Sunday evening.The

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