A quick look at the lineups for tonight's Pioneer League game between the Mustangs and Helena at Dehler Park. First pitch is at 7:
It's no secret that the Mustangs are one of the Pioneer League's best at developing young talent and preparing it to move along through (in their case) the Cincinnati Reds organization. Several players on the current Reds roster spent time in Billings.
The Billings Mustangs haven’t reached the Pioneer League playoffs for four consecutive seasons. Sad to say, but it’s true. Still, that doesn’t mean fans haven’t seen good baseball at Dehler Park.
Billy Hamilton, who set a Billings Mustangs franchise record for stolen bases in 2010, is now the owner of the minor leagues’ all-time single-season mark.
If the Billings Mustangs had set about pre-planning a game to thrill the 3,180 fans at Dehler Park, they couldn’t have done a better job than Saturday night’s win over the Ogden Raptors.
Former Mustang on TV
Friday night is alright ... for the Billings Mustangs offense.
Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips signed a six-year, $72.5 million contract extension with the Reds on Tuesday.
Not only did the major leagues open the season on Thursday (oops, I forgot about Wednesday's Cards-Marlins game ... oops, again, I forgot about last week's A's-Marlins series in Tokyo) most of the minor leagues are up and running already, as well.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer wrote this update of Billy Hamilton, one of last year's most popular Mustang, if not the most popular Mustangs.
Billings' Billy Hamilton, 4, scores on a fly out as Missoula catcher Roidany Aguila, 24, reaches for the wide throw at Dehler Park July 9, 2010.
The Gazette's Top 10 sports stories of the year are selected through voting by the Gazette sports staff. Each staff member's votes are tabulated on a 1-through-10 scoring system. In this year's voting, the second consecutive championship and subsequent shutdown of the Billings Outlaws was a …
Even with nothing left to play for, Billy Hamilton didn’t let up on his flash and dash. And Yorman Rodriguez didn’t stop producing.
Billy Hamilton of the Mustangs throws to first base for a double play during the third inning before Dusty Harvard of Great Falls reaches second base on Thursday, September 9, 2010.
Billings Mustangs' Billy Hamilton steals third base Monday evening in the third inning of their game against Missoula at Dehler Park. Hamilton later scored.
Billings Mustangs' Billy Hamilton is congratulated by teammates Monday night after scoring a run against Missoula.
Billy Hamilton and the Billings Mustangs aren’t done just yet.
The Billings Mustangs cruised to their second straight win over the Ogden Raptors, 14-5, as they took advantage of five errors, tied a season high for runs and hits, and got four hits from Donald Lutz in front of 3,042 fans at Dehler Park on Thursday night.
The Mustangs' Billy Hamilton leaps over Ogden runner Nick Akins but drops the ball to load the bases in the sixth inning of their game Wednesday, August 25, 2010.
Mustangs, from left, Jefry Sierra, Billy Hamilton and Yorman Rodriguez run in after the final out to Hamilton in the third inning of their game against Ogden Wednesday, August 25, 2010.