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Ogden Raptors jump on PaddleHeads early, win 12-6 in Thursday matchup

By Brett Hein - Standard-Examiner | Jul 21, 2022


Josh Broughton socked a two-run homer and Brian Dansereau hit two RBI doubles — just in the first two innings — as the Ogden Raptors got back in the win column Thursday with a 12-6 victory at Missoula in the third game of a six-game series to open the second half.

With Dansereau’s two RBI doubles in the first two innings, he strung together a stretch of seven at-bats with five doubles and five RBIs going back to Wednesday’s game.

Freddy Achecar also doubled in the second to score Dansereau, giving Ogden an 8-0 lead, with all runs charged to Missoula starter Sebastian Selway. Achecar hit 2 for 4 and drove in three runs. Broughton hit 3 for 6 in the leadoff spot and scored four times. Reese Alexiades and Dakota Conners also had multiple-hit days.

Christian Day improved to 5-1 on the mound, giving up eight hits and five runs in five innings for Ogden (30-21, 1-2). Half of the hits he allowed were home runs, but three of those four were solo shots.

Kamron Willman and McClain O’Connor each hit solo homers in the fifth for Missoula (37-13, 2-1), but Day left a runner stranded on third base and exited with a 10-5 lead.

Ogden did not keep its starter in for the bottom-of-the-sixth peanut inning, instead replacing Day with Dylan Pearce. Where the Raptors surrendered four and six runs in the bottom of the sixth the previous two days, Pearce struck out two and pitched around a two-out double for a scoreless frame.

Pearce threw two scoreless innings for Ogden, striking out three.

The Raptors finished their scoring in the seventh as Pat Adams singled in Brandon Bohning and Broughton scored on a wild pitch.

Miguel Cirino took over in the eighth and hit a batter, walked another and gave up a single and a sacrifice fly to make it 12-6. Jake Mulholland entered and struck out the third out of the frame, leaving two runners on.

Ogden lefty Jackson Lancaster struck out the side in the ninth to end the game, getting three Paddleheads swinging. Since his midseason signing and assignment to a closer role, Lancaster has allowed two hits and zero runs in 6 1/3 innings, striking out 12 and walking four.

Willman led Missoula at the plate by hitting 3 for 3 with a homer and a double, driving in two and scoring twice.

The fourth game of the series is at 7:05 p.m. Friday.


Ogden 12, Missoula 6

Boise 11, Grand Junction 2

Rocky Mountain 8, Northern Colorado 7

Great Falls 5, Billings 3

Idaho Falls 6, Glacier 4


Second Half


*Missoula 2-1 (37-13 overall)

Idaho Falls 2-1 (29-22)

Great Falls 2-1 (29-21)

Billings 1-2 (26-23)

Glacier 1-2 (18-32)


Grand Junction 2-1 (28-23)

Rocky Mountain 2-1 (17-32)

*Ogden 1-2 (30-21)

Northern Colorado 1-2 (18-30)

Boise 1-2 (18-33)

*- denotes first-half champion


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