MISSOULA — The Missoula Osprey will be glad to see the Ogden Raptors leave town. They’re leaving with a title.
The Raptors wrapped up the Pioneer League Baseball South Division title with a week to go in the first half of the season by finishing off a four-game sweep in Missoula, 9-0. Ogden is now 25-6, while the Osprey fall to 15-16.
Justin Yarchak started the scoring with a double in the top of the third inning. Jimmy Titus and Marco Hernandez each homered in a three-run sixth. Three more RBI singles in the seventh pushed the Raptors’ lead to 9-0.
On the other side, the Osprey managed only five hits against four Ogden pitchers. Starter Kevin Malisheski gave up three of those hits over six dominating innings, striking out eight Missoula batters.
Missoula’s losing streak has now increased to five games. The Osprey will take Thursday off before starting a three-game set at Great Falls on Friday.