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.
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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