OGDEN -- It was an almost perfect evening at Lindquist Field with fans awash in a sea of pink in support of Emilie Parker.
The last piece of the puzzle was a Raptor win over the visiting Helena Brewers, and ahead 7-5 with two outs in the top of the ninth, things seemed to be falling into place.
Helena had other plans.
A two-out, two-run dinger from Helena's Adam Giacalone tied the game at seven before Helena drove in eight more runs in the top of ninth to give the Brewers an insurmountable 13-7 lead.
Ogden had no answer in the bottom half of the inning.
Getting to the ninth was a back and forth battle with Ogden taking a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning thanks to a trio of doubles from Brandon Trinkwon, Justin Chigbogu and Alex Santana. Pat Stover also logged a base hit that scored Trinkwon.
Both teams were scoreless through the second and third before Helena's Michael Turay scored the Brewer's second run after a leadoff double in the top of the fourth inning.
Ogden retaliated in the bottom of the fourth with a pair of runs set-up by a leadoff triple from Jesus Valdez.
Helena pulled to within one in the top of the fifth after Taylor Brennan sent an opposite field line drive over the wall in right with two on, notching his 17th and 18th RBIs of the season.
Jordan Hershiser relieved Ogden starter Victor Araujo at the top of the sixth inning and looked to redeem himself after a less-than-stellar outing against the Brewers last week in which he gave up four runs on four hits through an inning.
Araujo finished the night with five strikeouts over five innings and gave up four earned runs on seven hits and a pair of walks on the night.
Hershiser breezed through the sixth inning but dug a hole in the seventh that resulted in Helena scoring on a sacrifice fly to tie the game at five.
Tied at five in the bottom of the eighth, Ogden nabbed the lead again, scoring Chigbogu first on a wild pitch from Helena right-hander Tanner Poppe, followed by an RBI triple from Jacob Scavuzzo that scored Alex Santana.
In the top of the ninth, Ogden closer Jacob Rhame, got off to a good start retiring two Brewers in order before walking a batter. Rhame then took Giacalone to a 2-2 count before he sent one over the fence and opened the floodgates in the ninth.
The Raptors will be back in action again this afternoon as they host the Brewers at Lindquist field with the first pitch scheduled for 4 p.m.