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Ogden • Orem and Ogden will meet in the best-of-three Pioneer League South championship series, starting Friday night at Lindquist Field. Games 2 and 3 will be played Saturday and Sunday (if necessary) in Orem.
The Owlz reached the postseason on the strength of an outstanding first half, when they finished with a record of 24-14. The Raptors clinched the second-half by going 22-14, pending the outcome of Thursday night's regular-season finale at Idaho Falls.
Ogden enters the playoffs as the hottest team on the Pioneer League South.
The Raptors went 12-2 down the stretch run clinch a berth in the playoffs. Oddly, the season-turning stretch started after two of their top players outfielder Devan Ahart and Pioneer League Pitcher of the Year Jose De Leon were sent up to Great Lakes of the Class A Midwest League.
Even though it will be played in Utah, the Pioneer League South series will have a Los Angeles flavor. Orem is affiliated with the Angels. Ogden is affiliated with the Dodgers
The Orem-Ogden winner will face Billings for the 2014 league championship. The Mustangs won the first and second half in the North Division.
Owlz vs. Raptors
O Pioneer League South championship
Friday • at Ogden, 7 p.m.
Saturday • at Orem, 7 p.m.
Sunday • at Ogden, 5 p.m.