The Billings Mustangs are Pioneer League champions for the first time since 2003. Fans might not have thought that possible during the middle of July, when on three occasions the Mustangs fell six games below .500.
The Mustangs’ first postseason game in six years was a microcosm of the past month, as hitters scratched and clawed in two-strike counts and pitchers made crucial outs in big moments amid heightened pressure and emotion.
The Mustangs clinched a Pioneer League playoff berth last Saturday, which rendered the balance of their regular season meaningless with respect to wins and losses.
MISSOULA -- Argenis Aldazoro hit two more home runs, including a two-run shot to break a tie game in the eighth inning, and the Mustangs beat Missoula 13-11 on Friday.
GREAT FALLS — Tyler Mahle allowed one unearned run in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday and the Billings Mustangs beat Great Falls 4-1 to remain three games up in the Pioneer League’s North division.
HELENA -- The Billings Mustangs rapped out 11 hits, led by a 4-of-5 effort by designated hitter Argenis Aldazoro, in a 6-2 victory over Helena in Pioneer League baseball here Sunday.
OREM, Utah -- Orem erupted for eight runs in the third inning and rolled to a 13-5 Pioneer League victory over the Mustangs on Monday at Brent Brown Ballpark.
Billings Mustangs manager Dick Schofield stood outside his team’s Dehler Park clubhouse, extending congratulatory greetings to his players one by one as they arrived.
It seems Wyatt Strahan hardly broke a sweat in his 10th start of the season.
What a relief. Mustangs right-hander Jeremy Kivel returned the mound coming out of the bullpen Monday night, marking his first appearance in the 15 days since he was shelved with a bone spur in his right elbow.
Alex Blandino heard the words every minor league player hopes to hear: “Pack your bags, son. You’ve been called up.”
GREAT FALLS – Less than 24 hours after playing the second-longest game in Pioneer League history, the Great Falls Voyagers needed just a little more than two hours to hold off the Billings Mustangs 5-4 on Saturday night.
OGDEN, Utah -- Leadoff hitter Cory Thompson triggered a 16-hit assault with four hits and the Billings Mustangs finished their road trip with a 12-3 victory over Ogden at Lindquist Field.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- Ryan O’Hearn and Wander Franco each hit seventh-inning home runs and Idaho Falls beat the Mustangs 10-2 on Wednesday at Melaleuca Field.