Stud Prospect O'Koye Dickson is Greeted by Manager Damon Berryhill After Hitting One of his 2 HR's

While Dodgers are Dominated by Giants, Raptors Beat Owlz in Playoffs


Dodgers fans had their brooms out in anticipation of a series sweep of the Giants in San Francisco. It was not to be as Madison Bumgarner struck out 8 while only giving up 3 hits in 5 IP.

Meanwhile, with the Dodgers AA squad already eliminated from the playoffs, the Ogden Raptors had a chance to defeat the Angels Rookie league affiliate Orem Owlz, and move on to the Pioneer League Championship. The Owlz wasted little time scoring 3 runs in the top of the first, but the Raptors answered with 3 runs of their own on a HR from Joc Pederson.

The Owlz struck again in the third inning with 2 runs, but Ogden responded with a 5 run bottom of the 3rd and would never look back. Lasorda’s Lair favorite O’Koyea Dickson hit 2 HR scoring 3 runs and driving in 4. The Raptors bullpen was called on after only 3 innings and despite allowing 13 base-runners, worked out of several jams to close out the win.

Orange County native and Harvard Grad, Eric Eadington, who worked out of a huge jam in game 1, got the final out by striking out Taylor Lindsey the Pioneer League regular season MVP.

Next up for the Raptors will be a home game Tuesday most likely against Great Falls, who currently have a 4 run lead in the 5th inning of their game with Missoula. Ogden will host game 1 Tuesday at 7pm MT, game 2 is Thursday in Montana, and if-needed the Pioneer League Championship game will be played on Friday.

The Raptors may be the Dodgers final hope for a minor league affiliate title as Rancho Cucamonga is tied after 9 innings  Here’s hoping for a rally for the boys in Rancho to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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Tags: Joc Pederson Los Angeles Dodgers Madison Bumgarner O'Koyea Dickson Ogden Raptors Orem Owlz San Francisco Giants

  • loonsfan

    I am a die-hard Loons fan, and as you know many of these players will be on the Great Lakes team next year. Can you give me a scouting report about some of the guys you’ve seen. Velocity reports, what kind of pitches different guys throw, and what your impressions of certain hitters are would be great.

    Thanks!

  • loonsfan

    I am a die-hard Loons fan, and as you know many of these players will be on the Great Lakes team next year. Can you give me a scouting report about some of the guys you’ve seen? Velocity reports, what kind of pitches different guys throw, and what your impressions of certain hitters are would be great.

    Thanks!

  • LasordasLair

    the main guys to keep an eye on are O’Koyea Dickson (1B) a 12th rounder this year who has done nothing but hit since he showed up, and he hits for both average and power. Joc Pederson (OF) spent some time with the Loons, he’s only 19 and has a great eye at the plate. He struck out only 54 times compared to 36 walks. He’s probably the “Highest Ceiling” prospect due to his age. Scott Schebler (OF) is solid but he strikes out a lot and doesn’t walk much. James Baldwin (OF) is still just 19 and has a ton of talent and athletic ability. He’s fantastic defensively but really struggles to hit against lefties. I wouldn’t be surprised if he spent more time in Ogden due to his age. Scott Wingo (SS) is scrappy and gets on base at a ridiculous clip. Noel Cuevas (OF) is also a teenager and is solid all-around though not spectacular in 1 particular category. Ogden is about 4,000 ft above sea level so it’s definitely a hitters league. Honestly the pitcher that impressed me the most was Scott McGough but they moved him to Great Lakes pretty quickly. I would be excited as a Loons fan you’ve got some young versatile talented hitters on the way, mostly outfielders except for O’Koyea, who is a stud!

  • loonsfan

    Thanks. I realize that pitching prospects are not a strength of the 2011 Raptors, but was there anybody that impressed you? Anybody that may have potential down the road as they throw hard or have something else going for them?