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Mustangs pitcher Packy Naughton

Left-hander Packy Naughton is scheduled to start Thursday at Grand Junction, Colo. He's coming off a two-hit, six-inning performance against the Rockies last week.

Billings Mustangs this week

Upcoming: July 20-23 at Grand Junction; July 24-26 at Orem. The Mustangs will look to rebound from a 1-5 week that saw them drop out of first place in the North Division, one game behind Missoula.

Hot hitter: OF Stuart Fairchild (2017 2nd round, Wake Forest) finished the week batting .500 (7 for 14) in his last four games. He’s also batting .357 in his last 10.

Hot pitcher: Packy Naughton (2017 9th round, Virginia Tech) threw six scoreless innings in a start Friday against Grand Junction.

Transactions: C Mark Kolozsvary (2017 7th round, Florida) added to roster; P Matt Blandino assigned to Class A Dayton (Midwest League); C Mitch Trees assigned to Class A Dayton (Midwest League).

Honors: Naughton was named Pioneer League pitcher of the week.

Noteworthy: Hunter Greene, the first-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds and No. 2 pick over from the 2017 MLB Draft, joined the Mustangs on Saturday. He has not been activated, however, and the Mustangs don’t anticipate him being available to play for another week or so.


Billings Mustangs, High School Sports Reporter

Sports writer for The Billings Gazette, covering high school sports and the Billings Mustangs.