The Missoula Osprey pushed home six runs in the fourth inning Thursday night en route to beating the Billings Mustangs 6-4 in Pioneer League baseball at Dehler Park.
The Mustangs rallied for a pair of ninth-inning runs, but it wasn't enough as Helena escaped Dehler Park with a 6-5 victory Wednesday night.
HELENA -- Jose Ortiz hit an RBI double in the eighth inning to break a tie game, and the Billings Mustangs went on to beat Helena 6-2 on Monday at Kindrick Legion Field.
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The Billings Mustangs were officially eliminated from Pioneer League playoff contention as the Great Falls Voyagers used a four-run sixth inning for an 8-7 win Friday night at Centene Stadium.
Plan A for the Idaho Falls Chukars on Wednesday night was for Luis Santos to eliminate his slider so that he could focus on his other pitches.
OGDEN, Utah -- Jose Ortiz hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning Monday night to help the Mustangs push their winning streak to four games.
OGDEN, Utah -- Adam Matthews hit a third-inning grand slam and Carlos Sanchez added a three-run shot in the fourth to spark the Billings Mustangs to a 10-2 victory over Ogden on Saturday at Lindquist Field.
Carlos Sanchez hit .350 this week for the Mustangs, going 7 for 20. He also homered and drove in five runs.
Week in review: Mustangs on winning end
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Carlos Sanchez homered and drove in three runs, Adam Matthews also had three RBIs, and the Billings Mustangs put away the game with a big eighth inning to earn a split of a four-game series by beating the Idaho Falls Chukars 9-6 on Friday night.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- Mustangs starter Ben Lively threw four perfect innings Tuesday to spearhead a 3-1 victory over Idaho Falls at Melaleuca Field.
Adam Matthews has played in front of 30,000 fans at the College World Series, so if any player could be comfortable in Thursday night’s last at-bat of the game – bases loaded, bottom of the ninth, two outs, trailing by three runs -- it’d probably be him.
First baseman Carlos Sanchez tags Adam Engel of Great Falls on a pick-off throw from pitcher Ben Lively Thursday at Dehler Park.
MISSOULA -- One night after earning their first Pioneer League victory of the second half, the Billings Mustangs surrendered four runs in the bottom of the eighth en route to an 8-6 setback to the Missoula Osprey Sunday.
MISSOULA -- Robert Ramirez homered and Pedro Diaz pitched well as the Billings Mustangs held off the Missoula Osprey 4-3 Saturday night for their first second-half victory in Pioneer League play.
GREAT FALLS – Great Falls starter Jose Bautista took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and the Voyagers went on to sweep a doubleheader from the Billings Mustangs on Friday with a 6-2 win in the nightcap.
The throng of thousands keeps showing up at Dehler Park, and the Mustangs keep disappointing them.
Part of the challenge of baseball development is making sure young players stay within themselves and keep their confidence, especially against big deficits.
If pitching is what really matters -- if the collective aptitude of a pitching staff is what more often than not makes the difference between winning and losing -- the Mustangs have found the right formula.