Dutton's Start Wasted by Raptors

Ogden's trials continue and they dropped to 0-4 with a 7-2 loss to Orem despite a strong start by Jonathan Dutton. The DSL Dodgers limited the Rays to six hits and a single run while fanning 10 in a 7-1 win. The GCL Dodgers were rained out.

Errors Hurt Raptors You might have a hard time convincing Ogden fans the truth in the old baseball axiom "You shake a tree and five gloves fall out but no bats" after errors of omission and errors of commission have left them 0-4 and hard on the heels of a 7-2 loss in their second home game.

Eight errors have been credited the Raptors in four games but there are no totals for the mistakes that don't get into the books, like not recording outs after catching a runner off base on a pickoff and allowing a run to score from first base on a bunt.

Orem's scored the go-ahead run on just such a bunt in the seventh inning after the Raptors had tied it in the sixth on DH Jesse Mier's RBI single.

"That one inning, it got kind of unraveled on us," Raptors manager Mike Brumley said. "That play got out of hand, but overall it was a pretty good ballgame," Brumley told the Ogden Standard-Examiner. "We're swinging the bats all right, we've just got to put together a few hits in the same inning."

You can mix in a dolop of bad luck, such as came in the seventh when Pedro Baez's potentially game-tying homer was slipped just foul down the left field line. A bit later, an Orem home run gave the Owlz a lead they never relinqiushed.

Starter Jonathan Dutton worked five strong innings, allowing four hits and a single run but he left the game tied 1-1 after Baez's RBI single in the third had given Ogden a 1-0 lead.

Reliever Marcel Prado struck out the first two Orem batters in the seventh but an infield single was followed by a bunt in dropped in front of the plate. Catcher Ryan Arp's throw eluded first baseman Kyle Orr and the base runner streaked all the way home when third baseman Pedro Baez threw the ball into center while trying to a runner sneaking to second. A single added another run.

Baez nearly atoned for the error in the bottom half of the inning, lofting a long fly over the left field wall that the home plate umpire ruled foul, drawing Brumley out to argue the call. Prado (0-1) pitched three innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits to take the loss. Brandon Tuten gave up two more runs in the ninth.

Baez and Mier led the Raptors with two hits and an RBI each.

The Raptors and Owlz play their fifth in a six-game series tonight as the two clubs move to Orem.
  Score by Innings
Ogden	000 011 212-7
Ogden	001 001 000-2

  Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Ruggiano lf	4  0  1  0  .250
Baez 3b	        4  1  2  1  .389
Russell rf	3  0  0  0  .273
Poole cf	4  0  0  0  .077
Orr 1b	        3  0  0  0  .429
Mier dh	        4  0  2  1  .250
Arp c	        3  0  0  0  .000
 Wallach ph	1  0  1  0  .444
Casanova 2b	1  0  1  0  .143
Gordon ss	3  0  0  0  .125
  Totals	32 2  7 2
  Orem	        36 7 11 2

  Error- Baez (2). 2B- Mier (1), Ruggiano 
(1). RBI- Baez (3), Mier (1). S- Gordon. 
LOB- Ogden 7, Orem 111. DP- Strange-Gordon 
and Orr. 

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Dutton	        5.0  4  1-1  2  3  1.80
Prodo (0-1)	3.0  6  4-3  1  4  9.00
Tuten	        1.0  1  2-2  0  2 16.20
  HBP- Orr, by Dutton. PB- Arp (1). 
T- 2:47. Att- 3,485.
GCL Dodgers rained out.

DSL Dodgers Trip Rays
The Dodgers scored all seven runs in the second and fourth inning, then cruised to a 7-1 win over the Rays behind six-hit pitching by starter Marlon Urriola (1-1), Gustavo Gomez and Jhan Lopez.

Urriloa allowed three hits in his five innings of work and struck out five. Gomez surrendered two hits and an unearned run while fanning three and Lopez punched out two more in a scoreless ninth to run their total to 10 strikeouts.

The Dodgers jumped into a 4-0 lead in the second inning without recording a hit when five walks forced in a pair of runs. A force play and an error accounted for the final two.

Ed Bens reached base on an error to open the fourth. Erick Lantigua and Alexis Aguilar singled for one run and with two out, Enily Morales was hit by a pitch. Tito Franco's two-RBI single drove in the final two runs.

Each team collected six hits with Aviles and Lantigua each banging out a pair.
  Score by Innings
Rays	     000 001 000-1
Dodgers	     004 030 00x-7

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Aguilar 2b	2  1  1  2  .235
 Charles 2b	1  0  0  0  .333
Aviles rf	5  0  2  1  .346
Morales dh	2  0  0  0  .339
 JCastillo dh	1  0  0  0  .235
TFranco rf	3  0  1  2  .238
Sucre lf	3  1  0  0  .311
BFranco 3b	3  1  0  0  .273
Bens c        	4  1  0  0  .263	
Lantigua 1b	2  2  2  0  .256
Aguilar dh	4  0  1  0  .219
Crispin ss	3  1  0  1  .214
  Totals	33 7 6 6
  Red Sox	37 1 6 1

 Error- Sucre (1). RBI- Crispin (4), 
Aguilar 2 (3), Aviles (6), TFranco 2 (4). 
LOB- Dodgers 7, Rays 8. CS- TFranco (1).

  Dodgers 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Urriola (1-1) 	5.0  3  0-0  0  5  5.29
Gomez	        3.0  2  1-0  0  3  1.13
Lopez	        1.0  1  0-0  1  2  1.93
 HBP- Morales, by Urriola. T- 2:30. 

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