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'Playing for each other' part of Mustangs' recipe for Pioneer League title

'Playing for each other' part of Mustangs' recipe for Pioneer League title

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.

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Mustangs beat Owlz in 11th inning; 1 win away from Pioneer League title

Mustangs beat Owlz in 11th inning; 1 win away from Pioneer League title

Shed Long rounded third base and saw the throw from Orem’s Raul Linares bounce in the dirt at first base. And he realized the Billings Mustangs would be one win from their first Pioneer League championship since 2003.

September 09, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Moran, Mustangs ready for championship series

Moran, Mustangs ready for championship series

Luke Moran stood alone holding a football in the Dehler Park outfield, waiting for somebody to join him for a little pigskin toss. It’s a common warm-up routine for pitchers, and can serve as a method to lighten the mood.

September 08, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Mustangs 'amped' to begin first Pioneer League playoff appearance since 2008

Mustangs 'amped' to begin first Pioneer League playoff appearance since 2008

The 76-game grind is over. Now the fun begins.

September 04, 2014 11:02 pmLoading…
Playoff-bound Mustangs walk off with victory over Great Falls

Playoff-bound Mustangs walk off with victory over Great Falls

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.

September 01, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Mustangs rained out; postseason hopes could be determined on final road trip

Mustangs rained out; postseason hopes could be determined on final road trip

Rain wiped out Saturday night's Pioneer League game between the Billings Mustangs and the Missoula Osprey, giving the teams a day's breather as they prepare for a last-ditch chase for the North division's final playoff spot.

August 23, 2014 3:29 pmLoading…
Mustangs, Osprey get pitching gems in doubleheader split

Mustangs, Osprey get pitching gems in doubleheader split

The Mustangs’ Tyler Mahle and Missoula’s Gabriel Moya engaged in a good old-fashioned pitcher’s duel Friday night. It just wasn’t against each other.

August 22, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Mustangs beat Osprey 8-1 to extend division lead

Mustangs beat Osprey 8-1 to extend division lead

The Mustangs are the quintessential .500 team. Before Wednesday’s 8-1 victory over Missoula at Dehler Park, their record was 30-30 overall -- 15-15 at home, 15-15 on the road.

August 20, 2014 11:03 pmLoading…
Mustangs collect just 3 hits in 3-0 loss to Owlz

Mustangs collect just 3 hits in 3-0 loss to Owlz

The prospect was there for the Billings Mustangs to finish off a great homestand Sunday afternoon.

August 10, 2014 5:41 pm Photos

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Mustangs win a wild one, 4-3 in 10 innings

Mustangs win a wild one, 4-3 in 10 innings

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.

August 09, 2014 11:02 pmLoading…
Four pitchers combine on 2-hitter as Mustangs top Owlz

Four pitchers combine on 2-hitter as Mustangs top Owlz

It seems Wyatt Strahan hardly broke a sweat in his 10th start of the season.

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Moran strong again at home as Mustangs continue hot streak

Moran strong again at home as Mustangs continue hot streak

Home is where Luke Moran’s best outings have been. Now, after his fourth Dehler Park start, the Mustangs right-hander finally has a win to show for it.

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Walk-off win provides relief for Mustangs

Walk-off win provides relief for Mustangs

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.

August 04, 2014 11:33 pm Photos

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Mustangs' Latin American players work to overcome language barrier

Mustangs' Latin American players work to overcome language barrier

Alex Blandino heard the words every minor league player hopes to hear: “Pack your bags, son. You’ve been called up.”

August 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Aquino, Mahle help Mustangs win third straight

Aquino, Mahle help Mustangs win third straight

The 10/10 Club -- reaching double digits in home runs and stolen bases -- isn’t an exclusive one in the Pioneer League. Still, it’s rarified air.

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O'Grady, Sparks go long, Blandino goes up as Mustangs win

O'Grady, Sparks go long, Blandino goes up as Mustangs win

The Mustangs got three-run home runs from two of Cincinnati’s best rookie prospects. Then they said goodbye to maybe its best.

July 28, 2014 11:32 pmLoading…
Mustangs shut out by Great Falls as second half of season begins

Mustangs shut out by Great Falls as second half of season begins

Dane Stone’s command made him one of the Pioneer League’s strongest pitchers in the first half of the season, and he carried that dominance into the second half as Great Falls shut out the Mustangs at Dehler Park.

July 26, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

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Mustangs close first half with win over Great Falls

Mustangs close first half with win over Great Falls

Call it new life, renewed hope or a reboot. By any name, the Pioneer League’s split-season format means a second chance for 75 percent of the teams.

July 25, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Mustangs open homestand on right track

Mustangs open homestand on right track

The Mustangs’ charter rolled into Dehler Park sometime around 7:30 Wednesday morning, ending the eight-day, seven-game road trip that took them through Idaho Falls and Ogden.

July 23, 2014 11:12 pmLoading…

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