The Ogden Raptors re-took sole possession of first place in the Pioneer League South Wednesday night with their fourth straight victory. They scored all the runs they would need by the fourth inning and adding another 10 through the final four innings for a 15-hit, 15-5 win over their chief rivals, the Helena Brewers, sweeping the Simmons Field portion of the series with the Montana team.
The Raptors move on to Butte for three games beginning Thursday night, then return for a five-game homestand starting Monday.Raptor leadoff hitter Tim Gavello drove in five runs with three singles, a sacrifice hit and a sacrifice fly, walked once, stole a base and scored once.
Five other Raptor players had two hits each, and Jeremy Winget and Josh Kirtlan each drove in two runs. Winget had a home run and a double and scored three times, while starter Dan Miller took the win despite giving up nine hits and three earned runs. Infielder Dan Zanolla pitched the final inning untouched.
With the win the Raptors moved to 9-4, best record in the Pioneer League.