Championship dreams? Of course the 2014 Billings Mustangs began the season with them.
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.
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.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Division-leading Billings and Grand Junction exchanged wins Thursday night in a Pioneer League doubleheader.
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.
Alex Blandino heard the words every minor league player hopes to hear: “Pack your bags, son. You’ve been called up.”
HELENA -- Taylor Sparks, Aristides Aquino and Garrett Boulware all homered in the first inning and the Billings Mustangs defeated Helena 7-3 in Pioneer League baseball Thursday at Kindrick Legion Field.
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.
Garrett Boulware played 61 games at Clemson this past spring, helping the Tigers reach the NCAA tournament for the 27th time in the last 28 years. Sunday’s game at Dehler Park — a 6-4 Mustangs victory — was his 21st this summer in Billings.
OGDEN -- Justin Chigbogu hit his ninth home run, Jose De Leon threw six strong innings and Ogden defeated the Billings Mustangs 8-4 on Monday at Lindquist Field.
Ryan O’Hearn nearly took off Luke Moran’s head with a liner up the middle in the first inning. Three innings later O’Hearn took Moran deep.
Kevin Franklin doubled home Shedric Long with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon, and the Billings Mustangs ended a two-game skid with a 4-3 Pioneer League victory over the Helena Brewers in front of 2,523 at Dehler Park.
GREAT FALLS -- Garrett Boulware drove in four runs to lead the Billings Mustangs to a 7-1 Pioneer League baseball victory over Great Falls Sunday.