Chukars rally late for win

The Idaho Falls Chukars broke a 2-2 with seven runs in the eighth inning to beat the Ogden Raptors 9-2 on Monday in Ogden, Utah.

The Chukars pounded out 14 hits in the win.

Left fielder Robert Pehl hit a grand slam to key the eighth-inning outburst. Pehl is hitting .333 on the season.

It was Pehl’s first homer of the year.

Third baseman Mike Hill and first baseman Ryan O’Hearn each had three hits to lead the onslaught.

O’Hearn had two doubles and improved his average to .395. Hill had three singles and is now hitting .367.

The Chukars improved to 7-8 with the win. Ogden fell to 4-11.

Pitcher Tim Hill improved to 1-1 this season by pitching two shutout innings to pick up the win in relief of Jake Newberry. Newberry pitched six innings and had five strikeouts.

Idaho Falls started the game with a run in the first and then added another in the third inning with a solo home run by Corey Toups. It was Toups’ first homer of the season.

Ogden rallied to tie the game in the fourth inning with two runs on a single by Theo Alexander.

Idaho Falls plays two more games in Ogden before returning home for a 7:15 p.m. game Thursday against the Raptors.

Friday’s game starts at 6 p.m.