OGDEN -- After dropping a winnable game Wednesday, the Raptors picked up where they left off earlier this week and kept rolling.
Ogden (5-3) earned its first win of the season over Grand Junction (6-2) with a 7-1 victory over the Rockies on Thursday at Lindquist Field to stay in second place in the Pioneer League South Division.
Shortstop Brandon Trinkwon was right in the middle of it, offensively and defensively, tripling and driving in three runs while starting a pair of 6-4-3 double plays to key an Ogden defense that didn't commit any errors after committing four the previous game.
Left fielder Jacob Scavuzzo matched Trinkwon by going 2 for 3 with two runs scored while Gerson Nunez and Austin Cowen each drove in runs.
The Raptors have found a good stride after their first seven games, winning five of their last six. Trinkwon, a seventh-round draft 2013 draft pick out of UC Santa Barbara, said teamwork is the key.
"Team chemistry is a huge deal when it comes to baseball," Trinkwon said. "When you have a bunch of individuals it's really tough to win. This locker room is pretty tight, there's not too many cliques. We're jelling pretty much as a whole team, which really means a great deal in the dugout on the field."
With the Raptors riding a 3-1 lead, adding insurance runs in the eighth inning was as easy as 1-2-3 -- leading off with a single, double and a triple.
Alex Santana laced the single before Scavuzzo drove a pitch high off of Raptors Ridge in right center about as far as you can hit the ball without it leaving Lindquist Field for a double.
Trinkwon brought in both with a triple, then scooted home to score on a wild pitch.
Ogden added one more run for good measure as Nunez singled and Austin Cowen drove him in with a double.
Three consecutive singles to lead off the sixth all cashed in for the Raptors.
Santana and Scavuzzo started this one as well. Santana scored on Trinkwon's single and Scavuzzo also came in as right fielder Dom Nunez overran the ball.
Two batters later, Ogden's Gerson Nunez ripped an RBI double to right to score Trinkwon and give the Raptors the lead, but Nunez was thrown out by Grand Junction's Nunez while trying to stretch it to a triple.
Gerson Nunez, who entered the game leading the Pioneer League in hitting at .474, went 2 for 4 but saw his streak of homers in three straight games played end.
Ogden starter Jonathan Martinez pitched his way into and out of trouble in the fifth when the Rockies loaded the bases with two outs before he got Raimel Tapia to ground out to second.
A pair of double plays in the second and third innings also helped Martinez scatter eight hits but allow just one run, which came on a Ryan McMahon RBI double in the fourth inning.
Martinez (1-0) tossed six innings, walking one and striking out one to collect the win.
Solid defense behind him also allowed the Raptors to maintain their 3-1 advantage against Grand Junction lefty Helmis Rodriguez (1-1), who was solid over seven innings, allowing five hits and three runs while striking out three and walking none in the loss.
"Jonathan went out and pitched a good game, got a couple key ground balls early and kept us in the ballgame, gave us an opportunity to open it up late," Ogden manager Damon Berryhill said.
"Defensively, it's key: If you can pitch in the strike zone and make plays, you've got an opportunity to win ballgames."
Raptors relievers Michael Johnson and James Baune held the Rockies hitless and scoreless over the final two innings, combining to strike out five Rockies.
A week into the Pioneer League season, Berryhill said he's starting to get a pretty good feel for his club.
"I've got a pretty good pulse on the players that we have now," he said. "There's room for a ton of improvement at this level. We work every day to get better every day. I'm pleased with the club we have, I think these kids are going to play hard and they're eager to learn. The pitching staff looks like it's starting to shape up a little bit. I'm excited. It's a good quality young group."
Ogden hits the road now for a six-game road trip, starting with four at Idaho Falls and two more in Grand Junction before returning home to fireworks at Lindquist Field on the Fourth of July against in-state rival Orem.
* RAPTORS NOTES: Jamie Moyer, who pitched in the major leagues from 1986-2012, was in attendance at Lindquist Field on Thursday, though his son Dillon, a 38th round draft pick from UC San Diego, was not in the lineup. Jamie Moyer pitched in 10 games for the Colorado Rockies last season at age 49 and has yet to officially retire from baseball.