Six pitchers combined on a two-hitter, and the playoff-bound Billings Mustangs continued their second-half surge by beating Helena 8-1 in Pioneer League baseball Wednesday at Dehler Park.
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.
The prospect was there for the Billings Mustangs to finish off a great homestand Sunday afternoon.
Alex Blandino heard the words every minor league player hopes to hear: “Pack your bags, son. You’ve been called up.”
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.
MISSOULA – Jimmy Pickens and Ty Washington hit eighth-inning home runs to help Billings to a 3-2 win over the Missoula Osprey and salvage what would have been a frustrating night for the Mustangs.
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.
Corey Thompson played 56 professional baseball games before he made his first start at second base Thursday night. It was a bit of an adventure.
Ty Washington was a nomad of sorts last season.
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.
The Mustangs' Jefry Sierra, left, slides in safely at home on a wild pitch as Casper pitcher Rafael Suarez fields the throw in the fourth inning Tuesday.
The Mustangs' Jefry Sierra is safe at second as Great Falls shortstop Kyle Davis lands on Sierra after jumping for the ball in the first inning of their game at Dehler Park Wednesday, June 23, 2010.
Billy Hamilton put a graceful end to a thrilling night for the Billings Mustangs.
Jefry Sierra 11 Pos: Infield B/T: R/R HT/WT: 5-10/165 DOB: 4/16/90 Acquired: ’07 free agent Previous team: GCL Reds (Courtesy photo)