IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- The Raptors threw it wide and left the door wide open for the Chukars.
A pair of eighth-inning errors were the difference in the Ogden Raptors' 6-5 loss to the Idaho Chukars on Sunday afternoon in Pioneer League action at Melaleuca Field.
With Ogden leading 5-3 going into the bottom of the eighth, Idaho Falls scored two unearned runs.
An inning later, the Chukars walked off with their first win over Ogden in six tries. The loss denied the Raptors (7-4) a share of the Pioneer League's South Division lead.
Former Northridge High standout Dominique Taylor, the K.C. Royals' draft pick, started the inning with an infield single to shortstop. Nick Cuckovich then hit a grounder to short that hit off the glove of Brandon Trinkwon and allowed Taylor to get to third. Humberto Arteaga then hit a grounder to third. Alex Santana tried to start a double play by throwing to second, but his throw was wide of the bag for another error.
Santana's error let Taylor score from third. After Elier Hernandez sacrificed the runners to second and third, Hunter Dozier tied the game with a sacrifice fly to center, 5-5.
With one out the bottom of the ninth, Daniel Rockett hit an infield single to second. Alexis Rivera followed with a weak groundout to third that allowed Rockett to reach second. Taylor then finished the game with a game-winning single to left, giving the Chukars (3-8) the home win.
For the Raptors, Joey Curletta, Jesus Valdez, Jacob Scavuzzo and Trinkwon each had a pair of hits. Valdez tripled home Curletta, then came home on Scavuzzo's single in the top of the eighth inning to give Ogden the lead.
Brent Bonvillain (1-0) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth before the Chukars won the game in the bottom half.
James Baune (0-1) got the hard-luck loss for the Raptors.
The Raptors and Chukars will finished their four-game series Monday. Francisco Villa will take the mound for Ogden against Luke Farrell.