OREM -- The streak, unfortunately, marches on.
Despite several good shots in the late-going, the Ogden Raptors couldn't muster a run in the late innings in a 3-2 loss to the Orem Owlz on Wednesday night in Pioneer League action at Brown Ballpark.
The Raptors, who fell to 16-17 on the season, have yet to succesfully mount a comeback through 33 games this season.
The game started well for Damon Berryhill's squad in the first game of a seven-game roard trip. Ogden got on the board first in the top of the fourth. Pat Stover singled to center to start the inning.
Two batters later, Justin Chigbogu hit a two-run homer to left field, giving the Raptors a 2-0 lead.
Chigbogu's home run extended his team-high hitting streak to 14 games.
The Owlz (18-15 on the season) tied the game right back up in similar fashion in the bottom of the inning.
Kody Eaves singled to third base to start the inning. Jose Rondon then hit his first home run of the year out to left to tie the game 2-2.
Orem scored the deciding run in the sixth. Rondon bunted to third. Dillon Moyer fielded the bunt but threw errantly to first, putting Rondon on second.
After a groundout moved Rondon to third, he scored on a wild pitch to put the Owlz ahead 3-2.
Starter Arjenis Fernandez (3-2) picked up the victory for Orem.
The Raptors had opportunities in the late innings, however.
The sixth inning started with Jesmuel Valentin getting hit by a pitch and Stover walking. A flyout, a strikeout and a fielder's choice ended the frame with no runs.
In the eighth inning, Brandon Trinkwon and Valentin started with singles. Stover then grounded into a double play and Jesus Valdez grounded out to end the inning.
In the ninth, Chigbogu and slugger Alex Santana sento long fly balls deep into the outfield. With two outs, Jacob Scavuzzo hit an infield single, but Austin Cowen grounded to short to end the game.
Ogden starter Francisco Villa fell to 2-1 on the season.
The teams meet again tonight. Ogden is 3-7 over the last 10 games, while Orem is 7-3, pulling to within two games of Grand Junction for the South Division lead.