Ogden blows up the game in the series finale |

A 0-1 after four innings, Ogden blew the game on Monday night by taking a 10-4 win over Grand Junction at Suplizio Field in each of the last five innings. The teams split the six-game series of the Pioneer League South Division, the last time they will meet in the regular season.

The Raptors (46-35, 17-16) scored two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth, but the Rockies (43-35, 17-14) scored two runs in Luke Roskams in the sixth.

Ogden took control in seventh when Josh Broughton was single and moved up to third with a two base error before scoring with a base hit. Jakob Goldfarb followed with a home run. The Raptors added one in eighth place and got a double home run from Mitchell Miller in ninth place.

Roskam made two homers on three of the Rockies’ four runs and Josh Elvir added a solo homerun. Roskam, Dondrei Hubbard and Elvir, who scored 3-4-5, made up six of Grand Junction’s ten hits, with two each. Elvir also made a home run.

Rockies lead-off man Nate Scantlin also had a couple of hits. Grand Junction loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, but Hubbard struck.

Starting pitcher James Varela (3-7) took the loss, although he only allowed two runs in five innings. He hit four and went two.

With 15 games remaining in the regular season, the Rockies fell two games behind Boise for the title in the second half and one place in the playoffs. These teams will play a crucial six-game series in Boise September 1-6 – the remaining nine games on the Grand Junction schedule are against the last-placed Rocky Mountain Vibes.

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