Alex Blandino heard the words every minor league player hopes to hear: “Pack your bags, son. You’ve been called up.”
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.
Pitchers have been doctoring baseballs to gain an advantage over hitters for well over 100 years. Some get caught, most don’t.
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.
They say there’s no place like home.
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.
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.
HELENA – The Helena Brewers outslugged the Billings Mustangs and went on to a 9-7 win Friday night in the Pioneer League.
Phillip Ervin came into the Mustangs’ four-game series against Orem on an 11-for-56 slide that caused his batting average to plummet nearly 120 points in a 14-game stretch.
Jon Matthews packs a sleek 190 pounds onto his 6-foot-1 frame, so when he’s in danger of hitting nearly 100 points below his weight, well, that’s just territory better left unoccupied.
OREM, Utah -- Gabriel Rosa hit his second home run of the season and three relief pitchers combined to allow one run in 7 2/3 innings as the Mustangs beat Orem 8-7 in a Pioneer League game Monday.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Grand Junction Rockies put their top-rated Pioneer League offense on display Wednesday night, sending 13 batters to the plate in a nine-run third inning on their way to a 10-6 win over the Billings Mustangs.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Jose Ortiz hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Mustangs to a 6-4 Pioneer League victory over Grand Junction on Tuesday at Suplizio Field.
Jose Guzman made a minor adjustment to his pitching motion. It’s made a major impact on his season so far this year for the Billings Mustangs.
GREAT FALLS – The Billings Mustangs lost their fourth straight Pioneer League game Saturday night, falling 4-1 to the Great Falls Voyagers at Centene Stadium.
If not for a four-batter stretch in the second inning, the Billings Mustangs and Helena Brewers might still be playing.
It was a tough day at the office for the Billings Mustangs on Thursday.
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.