The 76-game grind is over. Now the fun begins.
Helena 5, Billings 2
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.
Billings 8, Helena 1
Billings 6, Great Falls 5
Taylor Sparks homered and drove in two runs and Brian O'Grady also drove in two runs as the Billings Mustangs held on to beat the Great Falls Voyagers 6-5 on Tuesday night at Dehler Park.
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.
Billings 2, Great Falls 1
Day after day, the hits kept coming during that magical Pioneer League summer of 1978, a few from a Louisville Slugger bat that would eventually find its way to baseball’s Hall of Fame.
MISSOULA -- Pinch hitter Tyler Humphreys hit a line-drive double to left field to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth and lead the Missoula Osprey to a 2-1 victory over the Billings Mustangs in Pioneer League baseball Sunday.
Missoula 2, Billings 1
MISSOULA -- The Mustangs are going to the Pioneer League playoffs for the first time in six years.
Billings 10, Missoula 6
Outfielder Aristides Aquino and starting pitcher Tyler Mahle of the Billings Mustangs have been named to the Pioneer League All-Star team.
MISSOULA -- Argenis Aldazoro hit two more home runs, including a two-run shot to break a tie game in the eighth inning, and the Mustangs beat Missoula 13-11 on Friday.
Billings 13, Missoula 11
Missoula 4, Billings 0
The Billings Mustangs earned a doubleheader split with the Missoula Osprey on Thursday night to maintain their three-game North Division lead.
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.
Billings 4, Great Falls 1
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.
Great Falls 4, Billings 1
Billings Mustangs starting pitcher Tyler Mahle has been selected the Pioneer League’s pitcher of the week.
Billings Mustangs general manager Gary Roller said a game featuring all-stars from the Pioneer League against all-stars from the Northwest League will be a “showcase event.”
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.