OGDEN — When Ogden manager Lance Parrish looked down the scorecard following the Raptors' 6-3 victory over Missoula Friday night, he couldn't help smiling.
From top to bottom, everyone in the Ogden line-up contributed in one way or another as the Raptors won for the second straight time for only the third time this season.
"It was a team effort. I love to see games like this," Parrish said. "I'm still trying to give everyone an opportunity to get into the line-up, and when they all do the things that we have been working on, at least once or twice during the game, it's very gratifying. We played pretty good baseball."
Most notably, the bottom third of the Ogden batting order — seldom-used Tommy Giles, Jeremy Brown and John Martin — combined for four of Ogden's eight hits and scored four of its six runs.
After the two clubs exchanged solo homers early in the game, the Raptors broke open the 1-1 game with a two-out rally which produced two runs. Giles reached on an error, and Brown, Martin and Ryan Rogowski followed with three consecutive singles — with the latter two driving in runs — to stake eventual winner Chales Dasni to a 3-1 lead.
Brown, Martin and Rogowski fueled a three-run rally in the fourth. Brown doubled and scored an ensuing double by Martin. After Rogowski was hit by a pitch and Justin Fuller struck out, Jesus Soto, who belted a solo homer in the first inning, singled home Martin. Eduarado Perez's sacrifice fly drove home Rogowski, giving Dasni (2-2) all the run support he would need to win the game.
Dasni, who hadn't won since June 23, allowed three runs on four hits and fanned seven, bringing his strike-out total to 31, in earning the win. Two of the four hits were solo homers to Jose Dijol and Andrew Fie. Fie's homer in the fourth was Missoula's fourth and final hit in the game.
After Dasni twirled two more hitless innings, reliever Paul Coleman retired the side in order in the seventh and eight before and Garrett White tossed a perfect ninth for his first save of the season. In all, the trio fanned 11.
"I'm waiting (for us) to get on a roll," Parrish said. "The way we played tonight was encouraging."
Brown, Martin, Rogowski and Soto finished with two hits each for the Raptors, while no Missoula hitter had more than one hit.
The second game of the three-game set with Missoula (9-14), the PL affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, continues tonight at 7 p.m. at Lindquist Field.