"I thought it would be a long flyout," Olenberger said. "It was on his hands, but give [Brown] credit, he's a strong guy."
The long fly turned into a three-run homer, and started the River Cats' rally from five runs down to eventually pull out an 8-6 Pacific Coast League victory in front of 4,165 on Sunday at Franklin Covey Field.
Brown's homer pulled Sacramento (43-34) to within 5-4. Olenberger left the game after seven with a 6-4 lead and a good shot at his eighth victory. It was the 15th time that Olenberger pitched at least six innings. He also had a career-high 10 strikeouts while walking three and scattering five hits.
"It's a double-edged sword," Olenberger said of the strikeouts. "My pitch count gets high. You're never going to be happy, that's the way the game is."
The Bees (41-36) were 30-1 when leading after six innings. Make it 30-2, as Alex Serrano was roughed up for four runs in the eighth. He was nearly out of it, but Jeremy Brown smacked a two-out, two-run double off the left field wall to wipe out Olenberger's good start.
Raptors 7, Rockies 1: Rick Taloa hit a triple and a home run for Ogden in the home win.
Owlz 9, Chukars 5: Orem scored five runs in the top of the eighth to beat host Idaho Falls.
Sacramento rallies from five runs with four in the sixth and eighth innings.
* Salt Lake pitcher Kasey Olenberger strikes out a career-high 10 batters.