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Mustangs Get Second Straight Walkoff Win Over Voyagers

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BILLINGS, Montana - The Billings Mustangs (9-7) won in walk-off fashion for the second consecutive night, beating the Great Falls Voyagers (8-8) 7-6 Saturday night in front of 3,046 at Dehler Park in Billings. The victory gives the Mustangs sole possession of the top spot in the Pioneer League North Division.

Great Falls scored in the first when Brady Conlan singled scoring Alex Call. It was the third consecutive game that the Voyagers have notched a run in the first inning. Conlan had another outstanding offensive performance, going 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run.

Tony Santillan struggled in his start for the first time this season. He allowed a season-high five walks in four innings, giving up three runs on five hits. He would not receive a decision. 

Great Falls did not trail in the game until the ninth, stretching out to a 6-2 advantage at one point in the fifth and sixth innings. 

Billings tied their largest comeback victory of the season, recovering from a four-run deficit for the second time this year. Trailing 6-2 going to the bottom of the sixth, Great Falls starter Chris Comito allowed four consecutive hits. Montrell Marshall singled to score Jose Siri and bring the deficit to three. Marshall is now on an eight-game hitting streak, the longest of the year for any Mustang. Taylor Trammell, who also singled Saturday, is right on his tail with a seven-game streak. Colby Wright then stepped to the plate representing the tying run. He wasted no time cranking his first professional home run to left field to complete the comeback and make it a 6-6 contest. Daniel Sweet also hit his first pro homer in the game, a solo shot in the fourth.

The score remained 6-6 into the bottom of the ninth. Billings had runners in scoring position in both the seventh and eighth, but were unable to convert. Hector Vargas singled with one out, advanced on a wild pitch and took third after tagging on the fly-out of Satchel McElroy. With two down and a man at third, that set the stage for Jose Siri. Siri picked up his fourth hit, singling to center to score Vargas and cap the win. 

The victory gives Billings their second consecutive series win and pushes them two games over .500 for the first time since June 20th. Missoula would do Billings a favor by picking up another win over the Helena Brewers to give the Mustangs sole control of first place in the division.

After an off-day on Sunday, the Mustangs return to action Monday afternoon at Dehler Park to start a three-game series with the Helena Brewers. The first 500 fans in the gate will receive a souvenir Mustangs baseball courtesy of the US Air Force. First pitch is set for 4:05 p.m.