The Mustangs’ first postseason game in six years was a microcosm of the past month, as hitters scratched and clawed in two-strike counts and pitchers made crucial outs in big moments amid heightened pressure and emotion.
The 76-game grind is over. Now the fun begins.
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.
GREAT FALLS — Tyler Mahle allowed one unearned run in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday and the Billings Mustangs beat Great Falls 4-1 to remain three games up in the Pioneer League’s North division.
GREAT FALLS – The Billings Mustangs were shut out for the final eight innings Tuesday night and fell 4-1 to the Great Falls Voyagers in the Pioneer League.
HELENA -- Ty Washington's sacrifice fly in the top of the 12th produced the deciding run in the Mustangs' 7-6 victory over Helena on Monday at Kindrick Legion Field.
OGDEN, Utah -- Billings scored a season-high in runs on Sunday, while Aristides Aquino hit two more home runs and drove in seven runs in the Mustangs' 19-11 Pioneer League victory over the Ogden Raptors.
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.
MISSOULA -- The Billings Mustangs rallied for two runs in the ninth but fell short, losing 6-4 to Missoula on Tuesday at Ogren Park at Allegiance Field.
Though the Mustangs absorbed a pretty good drubbing Friday night, manager Dick Schofield found a silver lining. Even if it was a sarcastic one.
GREAT FALLS -- The Great Falls Voyagers scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Billings Mustangs 4-3 in Pioneer League baseball at Centene Stadium Monday.
On a night when the Mustangs’ lineup was scattered with teenagers, a couple “veterans” helped lead the way.
Ty Washington was a nomad of sorts last season.
The downpour began around 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, drenching Dehler Park without apology, seeming not the least bit interested in the Mustangs and the hoopla surrounding opening night.
Third-round pick Wyatt Strahan is the highest draft choice listed on the Billings Mustangs’ roster in advance of their Pioneer League opener Monday night against Great Falls.
HELENA – Four players combined for all eight Mustangs hits and Billings went on to beat the Helena Brewers 8-6 at Kindrick Legion Field on Saturday night.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- Mustangs starter Ben Lively threw four perfect innings Tuesday to spearhead a 3-1 victory over Idaho Falls at Melaleuca Field.
These are the times that try a manager’s psyche.
It was another one of those nights for the Mustangs: Fall behind early, rally late, and ultimately lose in a clutch moment at the end.
HELENA – Phillip Ervin had two home runs among four hits and the Billings Mustangs escaped with a 12-11 win over the Helena Brewers on Thursday night after nearly blowing a seven-run lead.