Boise takes advantage of late homer to recover 9-7 in penultimate game against Raptors | News, sports, jobs

The Ogden Raptors wasted a 6-1 lead and fell in the penultimate game of the regular season on Thursday night at Lindquist Field in an ultimately insignificant match 9-7 against the Boise Hawks.

Josh Broughton hit a leadoff home run in the first for Ogden (54-41, 25-22 second half). The Raptors made it 6-1 in sixth place with five runs, including two RBI singles from Troy Dixon and Kyle Kaufman, 6-1.

For the second time in a row, Boises Nate Fisbeck managed a solo home run to 6-2, this time in the seventh. Ogden pitcher Tate Budnick handed that over and a double homer to Myles Miller to make it 6-5.

Boise (48-47, 28-19) finished the rally in eighth place against Jack Cunningham as Vladimir Galindo made it 6-6 and Fisbeck took the lead 7-6 with Roby Enriquez.

Dixon singled out in Pavin Parks to tie it 7-7 in the bottom eighth.

Parks raised the ninth for the second straight night, with outfielder Jakob Goldfarb at third base and pitcher Kida De La Cruz in left field. Parks wasn’t as successful as on Wednesday night; Jason Dicochea hit a crucial two-run homer into midfield, despite De La Cruz making efforts to hit a flyball in front of the batter.

De La Cruz then prevailed with an out in the bottom of ninth place, but that was the threat Ogden posed and Boise won 9-7.

The two teams end the regular season on Friday evening at 6.30 p.m.

Then on Saturday at 6.30 p.m. there is the knockout game of the Pioneer League South Division with one game, also at Lindquist Field.

At the time of this writing, Missoula had taken an 11-4 lead against Billings in the eighth inning on Thursday night. If that result holds, it would give Missoula the title in the second half in the North Division, which would give the North a second-half playoff spot at Idaho Falls.


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