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Fewer runs, similar result: Vibes top Raptors 4-2 in rain-shortened game

By Brett Hein - Standard-Examiner | Aug 2, 2023

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported the number of games Ogden was scheduled to play in Colorado Springs during this road trip. The Standard-Examiner regrets the error.


It was a far cry from Tuesday night's 18-15 decision but, when it comes to the win-loss ledger, Wednesday night was the same.

The Rocky Mountain Vibes took the second game of a three-game series, defeating the Ogden Raptors 4-2 in a six-inning, rain-shortened affair.

Brock Gilliam took a rare loss on the mound as the first-place Vibes (30-31, 10-4) got all the runs they'd need in the first inning. After Juan Teixeira singled in Reese Alexiades to open the game for Ogden (36-26, 5-9), Rocky Mountain answered with a trio of runs, going up 3-1 in the bottom of the first helped, in part, by a Jacob Barfield RBI triple.

In the sixth inning, Logan Williams drew a two-out walk and scored on a triple from third baseman Dane Tofteland to make the score 4-2, but Sal Gozzo flew out in the next at-bat to end that half of the inning.

The game was paused there and eventually called due to the inclement weather.

Alexiades and Teixeira had two hits apiece; Tofteland's triple was Ogden's other hit. Gilliam gave up four earned runs on five hits over five innings, striking out four, as the only pitcher to throw for Ogden.

The Vibes had five players each tally one hit. Drew Irvine got the win in five innings, allowing one run on two hits, while Chris Macca earned the save for throwing the sixth.

The two teams finish the series Thursday before Ogden heads to Grand Junction for three games.

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