Pair of two-run shots give Ogden third-inning lead before hosts pile on for comfortable win

Andy Pages launched a 440-foot home run to spur Ogden's offense in game one (Eugene Morgan)

By Andrew Haynes / Ogden Raptors | August 10, 2019 1:48 AM

Hosting their first doubleheader in nearly three years, the Ogden Raptors came out swinging and took the first game against the visiting Idaho Falls Chukars, 8-3.

The Chukars took a three-run lead on a home run in the second, but Andy Pages got two runs back with a no-doubt home run off the score board with Andrew Shaps on base in the third. Brandon Lewis reached on a flare to right to bring up Sauryn Lao, who hit a drive that cleared the wall in straightaway left for a sudden 4-3 Raptors lead.

Shaps doubled with two out in the fourth and advanced to third on passed ball, and Pages then smashed a single off the third baseman's glove to bring in Shaps.

In the fifth, Marco Hernandez and Jon Littell both singled with one out. Hernandez scored on a Zac Ching double to right, and the Raptors picked up their final two runs on Ramon Rodriguez's double to left.

Elio Serrano worked through the second-inning home run to finish five innings and earn the victory, and he was helped by two excellent plays at first base by Hernandez and a diving stop by Jeremy Arocho.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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