Orr's Game-Winning Double Boost Raptors

The Raptors used Blake Smith's firs professional home run and a two-run double by Kyle Orr in the ninth to top Great Falls 4-3. The Arizona Dodgers, trailing the Mariners 3-0 after two innings, tied the game in the sixth only to lose 4-3 in the 10th. The DSL Dodgers scored in the first inning but left 11 on base while losing 2-1 to the Rays

. Smith, Orr Key Raptors Win
The Raptors lost Mario Songco's big bat after his promotion to Great Lakes but they didn't miss a beat, sliding Blake Smith, the Dodgers' 2009 second round draft pick out of Cal-State Berkeley who hit a home run in his second professional at-bat, to give Ogden a 1-0 lead and they went on to win 4-1 over Great Falls.

The Raptors then broke a 1-1 tie in the ninth with a three-run rally, keyed by Kyle Orr's two run double to move Ogden within a game of first place Idaho Falls.

Ogden's pitching staff allowed Great Falls only four hits, and one run on a solo home run off Antonio Castillo, who worked five innings between starter David Iden and Greg Wilborn (1-1), who added two scoreless innings and earned the win.

Iden allowed one hit in his two innings. Castillo worked around five walks but gave up only the solo home run, and Wilborn allowed no hits while finishing out the win.

Smith's long shot to right field gave Ogden the lead in the fourth inning, breaking an 0-0 tie. The Voyager's added a solo homer to knot the score in the seventh.

The Raptors launched a ninth-inning rally. Brian Cavazos-Galvez struck out to break string of homering in four consecutive games, but Jerry Sands walked.

Catcher Jeremy Wise singled and a wild pitch moved the runners to second and third. Great Falls didn't want anything to do with Smith and walked him intentionally to load the bases.

That was a mistake, because Orr then slugged a two-run double, his second of the night, to break the tie. He later scored on a wild pitch and the Voyagers went down quietly in their final at-bat.

With 17 games to go in the first half of the Pioneer League season, Ogden trails Idaho Falls by a single game, but are two behind in the loss column.

  Score by Innings
Ogden	        000 100 003-4
Great Falls	000 000 100-1

 Ogden	        ab   h  bi  ave
McGee cf	5  0  0  0  .236
Yount 3b	4  0  2  0  .298
Galvez lf	4  0  0  0  .272
Sands rf	3  1  1  0  .407
Wise c        	4  1  1  0  .345
Smith dh	3  1  1  0  .333
Orr 1b        	4  1  2  2  .277
Hernandez ss	4  0  2  0  .300
Ynoa 2b        	2  0  0  0  .161
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  Totals  	33  4  9  3
  Great Falls	28  1  4  1

  Errors- Castillo (1). 2B- Orr 2 (2).
HR- Smith (1). RBI- Smith (1), Orr 2 (1).
LOB- Ogden 6, Great Falls 5.
SB- Hernandez (3). PO- Yount, Hernandez.
DP- Ynoa unassisted; Hernandez, Ynoa
and Orr.

  Ogden	         in  h r-er bb so  era
Iden	        2.0  1  0-0  1  0  0.00
Castillo	5.0  3  1-1  1  5  4.30
Wilborn (1-1)	2.0  0  0-0  2  1  3.86
  WP- Castillo. HBP- by Iden.
T-2:25. Att- 2,966.
AZ Dodgers Lose in 10th
The Arizona Dodgers spotted the Mariners three runs in the first two innings, fought back to tie the game in the sixth only to lose 4-3 on a run in the 10th.

Starter Graham Miller was treated roughly for three hits and a pair of runs in his first, and only, inning. Marlon Arias, who started the season with Inland Empire in the California League, made his first appearance in Arizona, also allowed a single run in one inning.

Rubby De La Rosa took over in the third and crafted five shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out five.

The Dodgers, who were held to six hits, spent two of them in the sixth innings while scoring three to tie the game. Jonathan Garcia doubled and Melvin Ray reached first on a throwing error. He quickly stole second and after Stetson Banks walked, Casio Grider doubled to drive in two.

Michael Pericht's sac fly scored Banks with the tying run.

Roberto Feliciano (1-1) added a scoreless eighth and ninth, then a pair of two-out doubles in the 10th put the Dodgers behind for good.

Ryan Arp singled to open the bottom of the 10th but the final three Dodgers went down swinging.

Pedro Tavarez was the only Dodgers with more than a single hit.

The loss evened the Dodgers record at 10-10 and dropped them into fourth place, three games behind the Mariners.

  Score by Innings
AZL Mariners	210 000 000 1-4
AZL Dodgers	000 003 000 0-3

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Banks lf	4  1  0  0  .178
Grider ss	4  0  1  2  .208
Henderson 3b	4  0  0  0  .250
Pericht dh	3  0  0  1  .286
Tavarez c	4  0  2  0  .446
Jean 2b	        4  0  1  0  .095
 Perry pr	0  0  0  0  .000
JonGarcia rf	4  1  1  0  .211
Ray cf	        4  1  0  0  .094
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  Totals 	34  3  6  3
  Mariners	41  4 11  2

  Errors- Jean (11), Henderson 2 (7).
2B- JonGarcia (3), Grider (2).
RBI- Grider 2 (8), Pericht (12). S- Arp.
SF- Pericht. LOB- Dodgers 4, Mariners 9.
SB- Ray (3), Tavarez (3). DP- Miller,
Grider and Arp.

  Dodgers	 in  h r-er bb so  era
GraMiller	1.0  3  2-2  0  1 18.00
Arias	        1.0  2  1-1  0  0  9.00
De La Rosa	5.0  2  0-0  1  5  3.07
Feliciano (1-1)	3.0  4  1-1  0  4  1.98
  T- 2:42
DSL Dodgers Lose Close Game
The DSL Dodgers used a walk, a pair of errors and a single in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead but they couldn't manage to score again despite four more hits and four walks, losing 2-1 to the Rays.

Eighteen-year-old starter Luis Rosano (1-1) deserved better. He allowed both runs in his eighth start of the season, giving up just three hits and striking out three and his 1.59 earned run average in July has lowered his overall ERA to 2.84.

The Dodgers advanced only three runners as far as second base over the final eight innings.

Arismendy Ozoria pitched the final four innings, holding the scoreless with only two hits. They were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 on base.

Bladimir Franco singled and doubled to lead the Dodgers.

  Score by Innings
DSL Rays	000 020 000-2
DSL Dodgers	100 000 000-1

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Charles cf	5  0  0  0  .261
Mirabal ss	3  1  1  0  .248
Morales 2b	5  0  1  0  .369
RLogo rf	4  0  1  0  .280
Franco 3b	3  0  2  0  .324
Sucre lf	3  0  0  0  .242
perez dh	4  0  0  0  .233
Capellan c	3  0  0  0  .235
Mercedes 1b	3  0  0  0  .140
 Bens ph-1b	1  0  0  0  .258
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  Totals 	34  1  5  0
  Rays	        29  2  5  1

  Error- Ozoria (3). LOB- Dodgers 11.
Rays 2. DP- Mirabal, Morales and
Mercedes.

  Dodgers	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Rosano (3-2)	5.0  3  2-2  1  3  2.84
Ozoria	        4.0  2  0-0  0  3  2.88
  WP- Rosano. Balk- Rosano. HBP- Sucre.
T- 2:48.

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