Orem Falls Flat In Sweep Attempt Over Ogden

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By Steven Cusumano / Orem Owlz | September 3, 2017 4:07 AM ET


The Orem Owlz suffered their biggest loss of the season in their final regular season game against the Ogden Raptors, faltering by a final score of 16-4 at Lindquist Field. 

Although Orem couldn't come away with the four-game series sweep in Ogden, the Owlz did end up winning the season series over the Raptors, going 9-7 against their cross-state rivals. 

Angels No. 1 prospect Jo Adell went 0-5 at the plate for Orem, striking out four times and snapping his team-best 11-game hit streak. 

The Owlz led the game 1-0 over the first half inning, when Torii Hunter Jr. and Ryan Vega laced together back-to-back hits. 

Unfortunately for the Owlz, that was the last lead that they saw in Ogden. 

Kevin Williams Jr. provided the Owlz' last run-scoring hit, with a booming solo homer in the seventh inning to score Orem's fourth run in the 16-4 defeat. 

Owlz' starter Cristopher Molina allowed eight runs (seven earned), picking up the loss for his second straight start. 

The big blow off of Molina was a grand slam struck by Ogden's Rylan Bannon. 

Bannon's home run marked the fifth time this year that Orem has given up a grand slam. It was also second time Cristopher Molina has given up a grand slam and it was the third one that the Owlz have given up against the Ogden Raptors this season. 

The loss drops Orem to 19-12 in the second half of the season, one game behind the Ogden Raptors for first place in the second half standings. 

The Owlz will end their 10 straight games on the road with two in Idaho Falls, the first of which will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. 

Coverage will begin on the Orem Owlz Baseball Network with the Voice of the Owlz, Steven Cusumano, 15 minutes prior to first pitch. 

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

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