GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Division-leading Billings and Grand Junction exchanged wins Thursday night in a Pioneer League doubleheader.
Alex Blandino heard the words every minor league player hopes to hear: “Pack your bags, son. You’ve been called up.”
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.
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.
On a night when the Mustangs’ lineup was scattered with teenagers, a couple “veterans” helped lead the way.