Pitching, offense and defense came together Tuesday to provide the Ogden Raptors a convincing 9-2 victory over the Missoula Osprey at Ogren Park Allegiance Field in Missoula, Mont.
Right-hander Lindsey Caughel (1-1) picked up his first Pioneer League win in impressive fashion.
Caughel, a 6-foot-3 2012 draftee from Stetson University who was promoted from the Arizona League and made his first appearance for the Raptors on July 25, shut out the Osprey over seven innings, striking out six and scattering five hits.
The Raptors had 12 hits and did not commit a defensive error in snapping a two-game losing streak.
Jeremy Rathjen and Corey Seager each drove in two runs and Bladimir Franco and Jesus Valdez had three hits apiece to lead the attack.
Missoula starter Yoimer Camacho lasted 62/3 innings, allowing seven hits and four runs, three earned, while striking out four.
The Raptors got to Camacho first with a run in the third as Bladimir Franco scored on an error by first baseman Rudy Florez, then added three in the fifth. Seager swiped home in a double steal with Franco taking second, then Rathjen ripped a double to bring in both Franco and Devon Ethier.
That gave Ogden all the offense it would need with Caughel shutting the Osprey down, but the Raptors went ahead and blasted Camacho's replacement anyway, scoring five runs in the eighth.
Seager drilled a two-run triple in the frame, Eric Smith singled and scored on an error, Valdez had an RBI single and Kevin Thompson had an RBI groundout as Ogden blew the game open against Dexter Price.
The Osprey finally broke the shutout in the eighth inning, with Jake Lamb hitting a two-run double off of Sawil Gonzalez.
Carlos De Aza tossed a scoreless ninth, setting Missoula down in order to cap the complete game performance by the Raptors.
Ogden and Missoula play the final game of their three-game set tonight at 7 p.m. before the Raptors head to Billings for a four-game series.
Ogden (28-26) won the Pioneer League South Division first half title by virtue of a tie-breaker over Grand Junction, but both teams are 7-9 in the second half, tied for third behind Orem and Idaho Falls.