Daniel Robinson’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday clinched a dramatic, wild win for Ogden against Idaho Falls to close a five-game home stand.
The Raptors improved their record to 29-14, while the Chukars fell to 22-20 after a game in which Ronny Brito drove in eight runs. Idaho Falls repeatedly hung up multi-run innings that Ogden responded to each time.
The final score?
Ogden 20, Idaho Falls 19.
Robinson’s single closed four-hour, eight-minute affair that started in scintillating fashion. Idaho Falls jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Ogden even batted, then the Raptors scored five in the bottom of the first, capped by Niko Hulsizer’s solo home run, to go up 5-4.
It wasn’t done yet. By the middle of the third inning, the Chukars led by a touchdown, 12-6. Somehow, Ogden took a 13-12 lead in the bottom of the fourth with seven runs, helped by two-run doubles from Matt Cogen and Hulsizer.
The Raptors extended the lead to 16-12 after a three-run homer by Brito, then the Chukars scored five in the sixth to go up 17-16. Ogden went ahead 18-17 in the bottom half on a two-run single from Brito and the teams traded runs in the final four frames.
Cogen and Hulsizer drove in three runs each, while Miguel Vargas went 3 for 5 with two RBIs.
Ogden hits the road for a three-game series with Grand Junction before returning home later this week to host Orem, the last series before the All-Star Break.
Outfielder Jon Littell was assigned to Ogden from the Arizona League Dodgers on Sunday. Littell was batting .327 in 14 games with the AZL Dodgers.