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Ogden Raptors split weekend games with Boise to finish series 5-1; former Raptor Outman called up to Dodgers

By Patrick Carr - | Jul 31, 2022

Kevin Johnson, Ogden Raptors

Ogden Raptors infielder Jesus Valdez, right, dives into third base as Northern Colorado Owlz third baseman Kevin Higgins waits to tag him on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Lindquist Field in Ogden.

The Ogden Raptors came close to a six-game sweep of the Boise Hawks on Sunday afternoon, but will have to settle for beating Boise five out of six times this week.

Boise beat Ogden 14-8, scoring six runs in the first inning and then four more later in the sixth. Ogden countered the early Boise salvo with a six-run second inning of its own, but the Hawks eventually took a 14-7 lead after plating three in the eighth.

Josh Broughton homered for Ogden and Sonny Ulliana hit a double. Pat Adams hit 2 for 5 with two RBIs.

The Raptors previously had a lot of success with stolen bases against Boise this week, but ended Sunday with zero stolen bags and two runners caught stealing.

Starting pitcher Riley Ottesen surrendered six runs in the first and made it 2 1/3 innings before Jorge Gonzalez came in. Gonzalez threw two scoreless frames and Chase Stratton got two outs to end the fifth, which seemed to settle things down for Ogden.

Sunday was Boise’s day, though, as the Hawks hit three homers and three doubles.

OGDEN 16, BOISE 3 (Sat.)

A night after obliterating Boise 19-3, the Raptors went down 2-1 in the second inning and then proceeded to score seven runs in the third and four more in the fourth.

Jesus Valdez and Brian Dansereau homered. Jack Cunningham threw four scoreless innings in relief of starter Polo Portera, who struck out four batters in five innings with three earned runs allowed.

Josh Broughton hit two doubles. Valdez, Reese Alexiades, Dakota Conners and Brandon Bohning hit one double each.

On Friday, the Raptors stole six bases in seven tries. On Saturday they had one stolen bag courtesy of Logan Williams.

Broughton hit 4 for 6, Valdez went 4 for 5 and Alexiades hit 3 for 6 with three RBIs. Conners had three RBIs.


Former Ogden Raptor James Outman made his major-league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon after being called up to the team late Saturday.

He debuted in Sunday’s game against Colorado and hit 3 for 4 with a home run, a double and three RBIs, falling a triple short of hitting for the cycle. LA won 7-3.

Outman played for Ogden in 2018, finishing the season with a .264 batting average, 33 RBIs and 11 home runs in 55 games. Outman has bounced between Triple-A Oklahoma City and Double-A Tulsa this year.


Ogden 16, Boise 3 (Sat.)

Boise 14, Ogden 8 (Sun.)

Grand Junction 9, Rocky Mountain 2

Grand Junction 9, Rocky Mountain 4

Idaho Falls 14, Great Falls 2

Great Falls 6, Idaho Falls 6 (GF wins knockout)

Missoula 5, Glacier 2

Missoula 6, Glacier 3

Northern Colorado 6, Billings 5 (DH)

Northern Colorado 3, Billings 2 (DH)

Billings 9, Northern Colorado 4


Second Half


Idaho Falls 7-5 (35-25 overall)

Great Falls 7-5 (34-25)

*Missoula 7-5 (42-17)

Billings 5-7 (30-28)

Glacier 4-8 (21-38)


Grand Junction 9-3 (35-25)

*Ogden 7-5 (36-24)

Northern Colorado 6-5 (23-33)

Rocky Mountain 4-7 (20-37)

Boise 3-9 (20-40)

*- denotes first-half champion

Connect with reporter Patrick Carr via email at pcarr@standard.net, Twitter @patrickcarr_ and Instagram @standardexaminersports.


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