Baldwin Extends Hit Streak
As the Ogden (Utah) Raptors went into the top of the ninth inning of Friday night’s game against Orem trailing 6-3 radio 1280 play-by-play man Brandon Hart repeatedly reminded his listeners of a subplot.
One batter needed to reach base to give centerfielder James Baldwin III one more chance to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. The first two batters struck out and Orem reliever Aaron Tullo got two strikes on David Iden before the second baseman kept the game going with a single up the middle.
Baldwin, a former Pinecrest star, and the fourth round draft choice of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010, was 0-for-4 with three infield groundouts (one a fielder’s choice) and a strikeout. He also made his first error of the season in a two-run Orem eighth.
But the left-handed batter kept the hitting streak and Raptor rally alive with another single up the middle.
Last week’s Pioneer League Player of the Week was on third base when the game ended in a 6-4 Raptor loss.
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