Day after day, the hits kept coming during that magical Pioneer League summer of 1978, a few from a Louisville Slugger bat that would eventually find its way to baseball’s Hall of Fame.
The Cincinnati Reds have assigned former first-round draft picks to the Billings Mustangs in recent years.
Brian O’Grady strode to the plate in the ninth inning Friday against Idaho Falls representing the tying run in a 6-4 game. Two innings earlier O’Grady launched a pinch-hit solo home run deep over the right field wall.
The good news for the Mustangs is that Ryan O’Hearn, Wander Franco and Idaho Falls have left town. The better news is that third baseman Taylor Sparks might be coming into his own just nine games into his first professional season.
Kevin Franklin led off the bottom of the ninth swinging freely. He tried to hit the first pitch he saw over the Rims but missed. Later in the at-bat he flailed at strike three in the dirt.
CINCINNATI -- First-round draft pick Nick Howard of the University of Virginia has agreed to contract terms with the Cincinnati Reds.
The Mustangs were one out from finishing their first error-free game in six nights when shortstop Alex Blandino misfired to first on a routine grounder in the ninth.
The Cincinnati Reds selected Virginia closer Nick Howard with the 19th pick in the first round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Thursday night.
This isn’t the The Show. Wins and losses aren’t make-or-break in the Pioneer League.
The frustration came to a head for Billings Mustangs infielder Jhimy Lopez. Enmeshed in an oh-for-the-season slump, Lopez needed something — anything — to overcome his futility at the plate.
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:
HELENA -- Daniel Paula had three hits, including a solo home run in the fourth inning, to help the Mustangs to a 4-2 Pioneer League victory over Helena on Sunday at Kindrick Legion Field.
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.
Mustangs president Woody Hahn couldn’t pinpoint some of the backlogged details from the 1974 season. After that many years, time has a way of tricking you.
It wouldn’t be summer in Billings without minor league baseball at Dehler Park, 2611 Ninth Ave. N.
GREAT FALLS - The Chicago White Sox have named Pete Rose Jr. as the field manager of the Great Falls Voyagers, a rookie league team in Montana.
The Billings Mustangs have been named the winner of Baseball America's Bob Freitas Award for the short-season classification in minor league baseball, the publication announced on Wednesday.
The Billings Mustangs and Cincinnati Reds have extended their relationship through the 2016 season, the clubs announced Monday.
True to his dominant form, Billings Mustangs starter Ismael Guillon crafted another gem Monday night while furthering his reputation as one of the top strikeout pitchers in the Pioneer League.
Quality starting pitching and an explosive offense have carried the Mustangs since the middle of last week. And with a 9-4 victory over Great Falls on a sweltering Monday at Dehler Park, the Mustangs matched their longest winning streak of the season at five games.