Missoula defeats Mustangs, 6-4

2013-09-05T22:33:00Z 2013-09-06T00:34:04Z Missoula defeats Mustangs, 6-4 The Billings Gazette
September 05, 2013 10:33 pm

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.

Missoula, 30-42 on the season, used four hits and three walks in erasing a 3-0 Billings lead in the fourth.

The big blow was a two-run double by Justin Bianco. Teammates Anderso Bolivar and Grant Nelson stroked RBI singles. 

Billings, 28-45, got an RBI single from Carlos Sanchez in the first inning. The Mustangs' second-inning runs came on a double by Kevin Garcia and a sacrifice fly by Aristides Aquino.

Avain Rachal knocked in Billings' other run in the seventh with a sacrifice fly.

Felipe Perez, 7-5, was the winning pitcher in relief of starter Brad Keller. Starter Jose Guzman, 3-5, took the loss for the Mustangs.

The Osprey and Mustangs will continue their four-game series tonight beginning at 7:05.




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