Longballs bring Ogden Raptors to their third straight win against Billings | Ogden raptors
Jakob Goldfarb hit his league-leading 21st home run for an early run boost, and three Raptors homers proved the difference when Ogden beat the Billings Mustangs 9-7 on Saturday night at Lindquist Field.
After Billings took a 3-0 lead against Ogden starter Tate Budnick, the Raptors got RBI singles from Andy Armstrong and Josh Broughton to tie it 3-3 in the bottom third.
Then Goldfarb brought the two home with a three-run thing for a 6-3 lead.
Pavin Parks made it 7-3 with a solo shot to bring third place into the lead. But Billings would take over from Anthony Donatella in the top of the fifth and score four runs to tie it when Christian Sepulveda hit an RBI double and Cameron Comer hit a double home run.
The Raptors eventually clinched victory in seventh place when outfielder Calvin Estrada scored a home run for the final 9-7 valley after tripling Parks.
Dylan Pearce (eighth inning) and John Timmins (ninth) each brought a Mustangs batter on board but kept to the minimum by initiating ground ball doubles to seal the win.
Five Raptors scored two hits each, while Ogden scored a total of 13 hits.
The teams play the fifth game of the six-part series on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Grand Junction 3, Rocky Mountain 1
Great Falls 11, Missoula 8
Settlements 16-9 … 34-39 in total
Idaho Falls 15-10 … 49-24
* Missoula 15-10 … 50-23
Great Falls 9-16 … 28-45
Big Junction 14-11 … 40-32
Rocky Mountain 5-20 … 15-57
* – denotes the champion of the 1st half