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Raptors roast Vibes in 2 wins Saturday with 27-5 margin

By Brett Hein - | Sep 4, 2021

After two consecutive games postponed by weather, the Ogden Raptors and Rocky Mountain Vibes finally got back on the field Saturday with a doubleheader in Colorado Springs, and the Raptors continued to find their groove against the lowly Vibes.

After an 11-1 Ogden win back on Wednesday, the Raptors took two wins Saturday in seven-inning games by scores of 11-2 and 16-3. Ogden totaled 33 hits in Saturday’s 14 innings.

The two teams play another doubleheader Sunday starting at 1:30 p.m.

In playoff-race news, Boise defeated Grand Junction to take a three-game lead in the Pioneer League’s South Division second-half race with five games left, giving the Hawks and edge for the race to play at Ogden in the one-game divisional playoff game on Saturday, Sept. 11.

RAPTORS 11, VIBES 2

In Saturday’s first game, Kevin Ludden turned in a scoreless start over five innings and the Raptors led 10-0 after three innings.

Nick Michaels drove in four runs and Pavin Parks had three RBIs. Dom Abbadessa hit 3 for 5 and and scored three times, and Raul Shah was 3 for 4.

Because neither seven-inning game had been marked final by the official scorekeeper, some possible statistical discrepancies found in the live box score and play-by-play may not be correct, and thus will not be listed here in detail.

RAPTORS 16, VIBES 3

In Saturday’s nightcap, Ogden scored 11 runs in the sceond inning and sent 16 batters to the plate in the frame.

Nick Michaels and Reese Alexiades each totaled three hits for the game.

Dylan Pearce struck out seven in a four-inning start, and gave up the three runs. Chris Campbell pitched the final three innings in scoreless fashion, giving up just two hits.

SATURDAY SCORES

Ogden 11, Rocky Mountain 2

Ogden 16, Rocky Mountain 3

Boise 13, Grand Junction 6

Great Falls 7, Missoula 4

Idaho Falls 13, Billings 2

UPDATED STANDINGS

Second Half – 5 games left

NORTH

*Missoula 25-18 … 60-31

Billings 24-19 … 42-49

Idaho Falls 21-22 … 55-36

Great Falls 20-23 … 39-52

SOUTH

Boise 26-17 … 46-45

Grand Junction 23-20 … 49-41

*Ogden 21-21 … 50-40

Rocky Mountain 11-31 … 21-68

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