OGDEN -- Grand Junction Rockies center fielder David Dahl, who put on a show with a homer and double in an Aug. 9 win over the Ogden Raptors, is considered by some to be the best prospect in the Pioneer League.
But on Aug. 12, it was Raptors shortstop Corey Seager's turn to show off and prove that he, too, belongs in any conversation about the league's most promising players.
Seager went 4-for-5 with a homer, finishing a triple shy of the cycle, and Justin Boudreaux came up with a two out, game-winning double to give the Raptors a walk-off 13-12 victory over the Rockies in the first game of a doubleheader at Lindquist Field.
The Raptors came into the bottom of the ninth trailing by one after Dahl's go-ahead single in the top of the inning. Jeremy Rathjen singled to lead off the inning, and Tyler Ogle's two-out hit set the stage for Boudreaux, who slapped a two-strike pitch into the right-field corner.
Boudreaux may have had the game winner, but the night belonged to Seager. The shortstop, who was the 18th overall pick in this year's draft -- eight spots behind Dahl -- knocked in three runs and scored four more in one of his best professional performances.
Seager has been on a tear of late and has multiple hits in five of his last six games, raising his batting average to .314. In the same span, he has hit all four homers of his season. The game, which was suspended due to rain on Friday night, resumed with two out and two on in the top of the first, and the Rockies immediately pushed across three runs in the inning, which technically took just under 23 hours to complete.
Kazuki Nishijima replaced last night's starting pitcher Ross Stripling once play was resumed and was mostly ineffective. The lefthander allowed two of Stripling's inherited runners to score and gave up two of his own in 31âÑ3 innings.
Jeff Popick and Julian Yan both hit homers for the Rockies.
The Raptors wore special camouflage jerseys in support of the U.S. armed forces. It was Military Appreciation Night, sponsored in part by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee.
After a 30-minute break, the teams met again at Linduist Field for a seven-inning game, a late game.