OGDEN -- Great Falls' first baseman Martin Medina hit a pair of home runs and catcher Kevan Smith drove in four as the Voyagers took Game 1 of the Pioneer League championship series with a 9-7 win at Lindquist Field.
Tuesday night's slugfest saw 28 combined hits as neither team had trouble at the plate with Great Falls' four home runs good enough to put them at 1-0 heading home for Game 2.
"Tonight was a tough loss," Ogden Skipper Damon Berryhill said of his squad. "But the guys came out and they battled and I'm proud of them."
Joc Pederson gave Ogden an early 1-0 lead as he drove in Justin Boudreaux in the first inning for his third RBI of the postseason.
Great Falls leapfrogged the Raptors with back-to-back home runs from left fielder Michael Earley (.364 postseason) and Medina taking a 2-1 lead in the top of the second.
Ogden struggled early and often on the mound as recently acquired right-hander Ryan O'Sullivan got the nod for the Raptors finishing early after five runs on seven hits through three innings.
The Raptors grabbed a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the third starting with O'Koyea Dickson's fifth RBI of the postseason on a fly ball that dropped in shallow center field bringing home Justin Boudreaux. A bases-loaded wild pitch from Snodgress followed by another errant throw from catcher Kevan Smith to the plate tacked on two more.
Great Falls retook the lead after Kevan Smith blasted hit his second homer of the postseason on a 2-1 pitch from Ogden's Juan Noriega. The three-run shot to straight-center made it 6-5 and netted Smith his seventh RBI of the playoffs.
Smith drove in number eight with a sacrifice grounder off Ogden's Jason West in the top of the seventh.
Noriega lasted two innings and allowed two runs on a pair of hits while striking out one.
Great Falls picked up another run in the top of the fifth before Ogden catcher Chris O'Brien tied the game at seven when he drove in Dickson and Noel Cuevas with a grounder that squeaked into center.
O'Brien ended the night with three RBIs on a pair of hits, while Cuevas went 4-for-5 and tied Great Falls' Medina atop the leader board for postseason hits with eight.
"Every at-bat I was trying to do my job," Cuevas said. "Whenever I faced a different pitcher I was able to adapt and it worked out."
Scoreless in the last four innings Ogden had an opportunity outs in the bottom of the seventh with runners at first and second with no outs, but a pair of pop-ups and a costly base-running error from Schebler ended the inning scoreless.
A dismal night on the bags saw two Raptors get caught stealing and another two picked off by Smith.
"Turning to read it and not being aggressive right off the bat ended up costing us two outs," Berryhill said. "Then we had a couple getting picked off by a left-hander without a really good move. Those kind of hurt."
Ogden stranded seven on the night and went 5-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
The teams travel to Great Falls today ahead of Game 2 at Centene Stadium scheduled for Thursday at 7:05 p.m.