Mustangs washed out again

2010-08-10T23:44:00Z Mustangs washed out againGazette News Service The Billings Gazette
August 10, 2010 11:44 pm  • 

HELENA — Tuesday’s scheduled seven-inning Pioneer League baseball game between the Billings Mustangs and Helena Brewers was postponed due to strong winds and rain.

Also postponed was the completion of Monday’s suspended game between the two clubs. The storm began 14 minutes after the first pitch.

No makeup date has been determined by the Pioneer League. Tuesday was slated to be the final matchup of the season between the Brewers and Mustangs. A likely makeup date would be Aug. 31, an off day for both teams.

The Mustangs added to their 2-0 lead in the suspended game when Billy Hamilton hit an RBI single to score Devin Lohman, who reached on a double before the game was suspended Monday, to give the Ponies a 3-0 lead.

The Brewers failed to score in the bottom of the fourth. The game was then halted in the top of the fifth with Billings leading 3-0 as lightning inched closer to the field. The game was just six outs away from being able to become official in Billings’ favor when it was postponed.

The Mustangs (4-5) head to Great Falls today. Helena (4-5) next begins a home-and-home series with Missoula, returning to Kindrick on Friday for a two-game set.

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