Ogden Raptors second baseman Dakota Conners (15) celebrates a go-ahead, two-RBI single against Grand Junction on Saturday, May 27, 2023, in Ogden.
Ogden Raptors player Juan Teixeira slides into second base against Grand Junction on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Lindquist Field in Ogden.
Ogden Raptors outfielder Reese Alexiades throws to the infield on May 28, 2023, at Lindquist Field in Ogden.
Ogden Raptors pitcher Pablo Arevalo rears back to throw on May 28, 2023, at Lindquist Field in Ogden.
Ogden Raptors manager Kash Beauchamp, left, puts his arm around player Trevor Rogers at third base on May 28, 2023, at Lindquist Field in Ogden.
Ogden Raptors infielder Tim Bouchard throws to first on Saturday, May 28, 2023, at Lindquist Field in Ogden.
Ogden Raptors first baseman Trevor Rogers picks up a pickoff throw on Saturday, May 28, 2023, at Lindquist Field in Ogden.
Ogden Raptors player Juan Teixeira (18) signals to his dugout during a game May 28, 2023, at Lindquist Field in Ogden.
Ogden Raptors infielder Salvatore Gozzo throws the ball on May 28, 2023, at Lindquist Field in Ogden.
For the third time in their season-opening series, the Ogden Raptors found themselves in an early deficit and rallied for a victory.
Saturday’s win over the Grand Junction Jackalopes was the most convincing yet. The Raptors singled the Jackalopes to death (14 of 15 hits) to overcome two early homers from the visitors on the way to a 13-5 victory at Lindquist Field.
Juan Teixeira and second baseman Dakota Conners each totaled three hits and three RBIs for Ogden (4-1), while catcher Landen Barns hit 3 for 4 and scored four times.
Riley Ottesen got the win on the mound, pitching scoreless sixth and seventh innings while striking out three, walking zero and allowing two hits.
Jacob Cruce and Kokko Figueiredo each homered off Ogden starter Pablo Arevalo in the third inning, the latter a three-run shot to put Grand Junction (1-4) up 5-3.
Reese Alexiades got one back with an RBI single in the fifth as a precursor to the five-run sixth that won the game. Conners gave Ogden the lead with a two-RBI, bases-loaded single. Salvatore Gozzo hit his team’s only extra-baser of the night, a two-RBI double, and Teixeira singled him in to give the Raptors a 9-5 lead.
Conners singled in Barns in the seventh and Brian Dansereau singled in two in the eighth, capping 10 unanswered runs for a 13-5 win.
Dan Kubiuk and Adam Scoggins each pitched a scoreless inning to close it for Ogden, combining to strike out three and allowing two hits. Ogden pitchers struck out 12 Jackalopes on the night.