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Ogden Raptors set to open 2017 season: Preview, new manager, new uniforms and more

June 18, 2017

Stories by BRETT HEIN • Photos by MATT HERP and BENJAMIN ZACK • Standard-Examiner Staff

The Ogden Raptors are introduced before the 2015 season opener at Lindquist Field. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

No draft picks yet, but familiar faces return as Ogden Raptors in 2017

Take a look at some of the players on the Ogden Raptors’ 2017 opening-day roster. For 2017’s opening day Monday in Orem, the Raptors will feature a shortened roster with some familiar faces — including one fan favorite playing a different position.

In this July 2015 photo, Matt Jones (left) is greeted by Michael Medina (right) and the Raptors bat boy after his third inning solo home run against Great Falls at Lindquist Field. Both players are back in Ogden for 2017. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Tyler Sanderson, front center, and his father, Derl Sanderson, cheer during the fan home run derby at the Raptors FanFest on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Lindquist Field in Ogden. (MATT HERP/Standard-Examiner)

4 hit homers for season tickets in Ogden Raptors' first FanFest on Saturday

In a first for the franchise, the Ogden Raptors welcomed fans to Lindquist Field for a preseason FanFest on Saturday, June 17. About 500 fans enjoyed burgers, beer, baseball and the BassMint Pros to celebrate the open of the 2017 season.


Raptors to sport new uniforms in 2017

The Ogden Raptors updated their uniforms to coincide with changes to logos and wordmarks adopted in 2016. Here's a look at each.

The new Raptors away jersey is seen. (MATT HERP/Standard-Examiner)

New Ogden Raptors manager Mark Kertenian smiles as he poses for a portrait Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Lindquist Field in Ogden. (MATT HERP/Standard-Examiner)

Kertenian gets pro baseball feet wet as Raptors manager

For Mark Kertenian, coaching in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ system sounds like a dream. A native of Pasadena, California, Kertenian grew up a Dodgers fan. Like his players, the seasoned college baseball coach aspired to be a pro. When he made the decision to fully pursue that aspiration in summer 2016, the Dodgers moved to the top of his list.


2017 schedule, promotions and ticket information

Print the Raptors' full 2017 schedule and check out the nightly promotions available for home games at Lindquist Field as the franchise enters its 24th season of baseball.