Rain postpones Game 2 of Pioneer League Championship Series

Saturday , September 16, 2017 - 6:28 PM

BRETT HEIN, Standard-Examiner Staff

The Ogden Raptors have to wait another day to try and clinch the team’s first Pioneer League Championship.

Game 2 of the championship series against the Great Falls Voyagers was postponed Saturday due to poor field conditions. The rain storm that battered much of Utah on Friday also hit Montana — bringing snow in some places — and made Centene Stadium’s field, which does not have a tarp, unplayable Saturday.

The game was postponed to 3 p.m. Sunday.

GAME 1Bannon blasts 2 homers, Raptors 1 win away from title

The postponement creates a doubleheader situation, meaning Game 2 will be a seven-inning game. Ogden clinches the title with a win, but if Great Falls takes Game 2, the two teams play Game 3 immediately after to decide the title.

Game 3 would also be a seven-inning game, if played.

Ogden defeated Great Falls 7-4 on Thursday at Lindquist Field to take Game 1. Rylan Bannon socked two three-run homers and Luis Paz added a solo shot to account for Ogden’s scoring.

Osiris Ramirez, who threw five shutout innings against Orem in the South Division series, is slated to start Game 2. If needed, Edwin Uceta is the Raptors' probable starter for Game 3.

A radio broadcast for Sunday’s action will be available at www.ogden-raptors.com or on the TuneIn Radio mobile app under “Ogden Raptors Baseball Network.”

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