Ogden Sliced and Diced by Orem

Ogden and Orem are marking time until the Pioneer League playoffs begin on Saturday. But when the Owlz crushed the Raptors while winning their 50th game of the season it perhaps add a psychological twist to the upcoming meetings.

After two more games to play in the regular season before the same two clubs open the post-season in Orem, the Raptors were embarrassed not only by the loss but the fact that it was the fourth consecutive time the Owlz had tied one on them.

The Owlz collected 13 hits and were helped by a dozen walks served up by the Ogden staff. At the same time, Nick Akins singled with one out in the second for Ogden, and the Raptors did not have another hit until Blake Smith's ninth-inning double. Austin Yount drove Smith home with a ground ball to avoid the first Raptors shutout of the season.

Matt Magill (6-3) walked seven men in four-plus innings, including five during a five-run second inning. Orem added another run in the fifth, and then four more on three walks in the seventh and the game got quickly out of hand.

Orem sent 12 men to the plate and scored seven times in the eighth against Greg Wilborn.

The win gave the Owlz their thirtieth of the second-half of the season, tied with the 2003 Provo team for the most in a half in league history and now won fifty games in 2009. Ogden, who won the first half title, is 17-19 in the second half and 42-30 overall.

The Raptors return home to close the season out with two against the Owlz. Edwin Contreras will get the start for the Raptors.

 Score by Innings
Ogden	000 000 001- 1
Orem	050 014 70x-17 

 Ogden  	ab r  h  bi  ave
McGee cf	2  0  0  0  .274
 Smith ph-rf	2  1  1  0  .212
Yount 3b	4  0  0  1  .257
Wise dh        	4  0  0  0  .333
Songco lf	3  0  0  0  .307
Erickson c	3  0  0  0  .311
 Collado c	0  0  0  0  .273
Akins rf-cf	3  0  1  0  .258
Jacobs 1b	3  0  0  0  .277
Guerrero ss	3  0  0  0  .257
Hernandez 2b	3  0  0  0  .285
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 Totals	30  1  2  1
 Orem	35 17 13 12

 Errors- Jacobs (4), Guerrero (20),
Wilborn (3), Hernandez (17). 2B- Smith
(7). RBI- Yount (21). LOB- Ogden 2, Orem
7. DP- Jacobs, Guerrero and Jacobs;
Hernandez, Guerrero and Jacobs 2. 
 	  
 Ogden 	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Magill (6-3)	4.0  3  6-3  7  2  4.00
Thompson	1.0  3  4-4  2  0  5.79
Wilborn	1.1  5  7-5  3  1  7.45
Ferreras	1.2  2  0-0  0  3  2.50
 HBP- by Magill. PB- Erickson (10). 
T- 2:35. Att- 3,638.

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