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Billings Stave Off Hawks Late Rally, Win Fifth Straight

July 24, 2021

Billings, MT—Entering the top of the ninth inning, the Billings Mustangs pitching staff were looking for their second shutout of the season. Instead, they were clawing for their lives. After the first four hitters reached base with a hit and one run home, the Hawks had the bases loaded with

Billings, MT—Entering the top of the ninth inning, the Billings Mustangs pitching staff were looking for their second shutout of the season. Instead, they were clawing for their lives.

After the first four hitters reached base with a hit and one run home, the Hawks had the bases loaded with just one out and trailed 4-1. Jason Dicochea smashed a sacrifice fly to center field to drive home a run and the Hawks trailed by just two with runners on first and second. The next batter, Alejandro Rivero, reached on an error and the winning run was just a base hit away.

Mustangs closer Tyshaun Chapman focused in. He struck out Wladamir Galindo and induced a game ending groundout to Roby Enriquez to capture the Mustangs fifth straight victory. Billings narrowly avoid disaster and outlast Boise 4-3.

The Mustangs offense got going in the second inning with a Chris Eusay triple to score Cameron Comer. Eusay now extends his hit streak to 11 games and on-base streak to 17.

With two outs and the bases loaded in the fifth inning, Dalton Cornett laces a double back up the middle to plate two. Anthony Amicangelo RBI single in the sixth inning was all of the offense the Mustangs needed.

Cameron Comer collected his first multi-hit game as a Mustang. He finished 3-for-4 with two singles and a double.

Billings starter Kelvan Pilot fired off his best start of the year. He went five plus scoreless innings while walking just two. Neil Lang worked three plus innings in relief and didn’t run into trouble until the ninth inning.

The Mustangs (23-31/5-1) and Hawks (22-32/2-4) face off in game four tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM and don’t forget to catch the pre-game show starting at 6:15 P.M. on ESPN Billings 910 AM/105.5 FM or online at espn910.com.