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Mustangs Skip Over Rockies 10-4

June 17, 2021

Billings, MT—Offense carried the weight for the Billings Mustangs (10-12) on Wednesday night as they defeated the Grand Junction Rockies (8-14) 10-4 in game one of a six game homestand. Grand Junction got on the board first with an RBI single from Jake Anderson in the second inning. That would

Billings, MT—Offense carried the weight for the Billings Mustangs (10-12) on Wednesday night as they defeated the Grand Junction Rockies (8-14) 10-4 in game one of a six game homestand.

Grand Junction got on the board first with an RBI single from Jake Anderson in the second inning. That would be the only run they would score off the Mustangs starter Taylor Bloye who fired five innings of one run baseball and struck out five.

The Mustangs offense answered right back with three runs in the third inning. With one out, Jalen Garcia tripled to right field. The next batter Chris Salvey singled to left to bring home their opening run and tie the game up. Jerry Chavarria then drove everybody home with his first long ball of the season. Mustangs led 3-1 after three innings of play.

Billings opened up their lead with three runs in the fourth and one in the fifth inning. In the fourth, the Mustangs strung together four straight hits. Chris Eusay tripled home Jesus Azuaje before a Jalen Garcia drove Eusay in. Jerry Chavarria drove home the last run of the frame. The catcher had a season high four RBI tonight.

Grand Junction came closer in the later innings with two runs in the sixth and seventh. The Rockies had a chance to take the lead in the seventh inning with the go-ahead run at the plate before the Mustangs bullpen ended the threat.

Alex Leach and Dallas Bryan in their debuts for the Mustangs, fired the final 2 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball while striking out five.

Billings expanded their lead once again in the eighth with three runs and held on for their tenth victory of the season to move a game closer to the second place Idaho Falls Chukars.

The Mustangs and Rockies get set for game two of a six game series 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.