By the time Ogden’s offense woke up, the Raptors were already in a 6-0 hole Friday night.
Ogden ace Jose Chacin lasted six innings but gave up five runs and the Raptors fell 6-3 against Billings to open a seven-game homestand.
Billings moves to 14-5 in the second half to take a three-game lead in the North Division. Ogden is 11-9 in the South Division, two games back of Grand Junction.
Of Billings’ 11 hits, seven went for extra bases. On top of six doubles, Drew Mount hit a seventh-inning solo home run to create the 6-0 lead.
The Raptors scored in the seventh when newcomer Marcus Chiu singled and came around to score on a James Outman single compounded by a throwing error. Outman later scored on a groundout.
Matt Cogen scored on a wild pitch in the ninth to account for Ogden’s final run.
The two teams continue their four-game series Saturday.