OGDEN -- So what if it's only 15 games into the season, it's never too early to talk about Triple Crown possibilities, especially when you're off to the kind of start Ogden's Jerry Sands is having.
With one swing of the bat, a second-inning grand slam, Sands vaulted into the league lead in RBIs and home runs. The Raptors' designated hitter entered Wednesday night's clash against Great Falls already leading the Pioneer League in batting with a .458 average, and when the dust finally settled in a 19-2 Raptors rout over the Voyagers, Sands went 2-for-4 with five RBIs.
Sands wasn't alone in an Ogden fireworks display that featured seven extra base hits, including four home runs. Brian Ruggiano, playing in just his second game with the Raptors, reached base safely in all six plate appearances that included a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth. Austin Yount followed Ruggiano's blast with his first home run of the season.