GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- The Raptors would not be denied.
Ogden's Noel Cuevas scored on a single by Paul Hoenecke in the top of the 11th inning, then the Raptors finished the game by putting out a Grand Junction base runner attempting to tie the game on a wild pitch in the bottom half, earning a 4-3 victory on Friday afternoon at Suplizio Field.
Ogden leads the best-of-3 South Division playoff series 1-0 following the win.
The Raptors host Game 2 at 7 p.m. today at Lindquist Field.
Game 3, if necessary, is set for 4 p.m. Sunday at Lindquist Field.
Neither the Raptor or the Rockies have won Pioneer League titles in their franchise's history, although the Ogden Dodgers won P.L. titles in the 1960s and '70s.
The Raptors, who were outhit 12-9, hope to advance to the Pioneer League championship series for the second straight season.
Both teams scored in the 10th inning during the afternoon contest.
Hoenecke was assigned to Ogden on Sept. 2 after the designated hitter was promoted earlier in the week from the Rookie-level Arizona League.
With the Rockies down to their final out in the 11th, Cesar Galvez headed home from third on a passed ball, but Raptors catcher Eric Smith got the ball to reliever Alan Garcia, who covered home just in time to tag Galvez and seal the win.
Down to its final strike in the 10th, Grand Junction battled back when Pioneer League MVP David Dahl singled to put runners on the corners for Wilfredo Rodriguez, who delivered a game-tying single to right that chased reliever Owen Jones.
Ogden had briefly taken the lead in the top of the 10th when Smith drew a two-out walk, advanced to third on a pair of errors and scored on a passed ball by Michael Ramirez.
The Raptors took their first lead in the fourth on RBI doubles by Jesus Valdez and Corey Seager.
Grand Junction responded in the bottom half on Julian Yan's leadoff homer to center off Raptors starter Lindsey Caughel.
The Rockies tied it three innings later when Matt Wessinger hit a leadoff single and scored from second on Jason Stolz's two-out base hit.
Caughel was the story for much of the afternoon as he held the Rockies to a pair of runs on eight hits over eight innings.
A 23rd-round pick out of Stetson in June, Caughel struck out four and did not walk a batter in his playoff debut.
Garcia (1-0) recorded the final four outs to earn the win. Eddie Butler started for Grand Junction.
Ross Stripling will face Grand Junction's Jayson Aquino in tonight's game.