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Mustangs Win Second Straight Game Over Great Falls

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W: Arias (1-0)

L: Elliott (2-2)

S: Cox (1)

BILLINGS, Montana - The Billings Mustangs (2-0, 25-15) earned their third consecutive win on Saturday with a 5-4 victory over the Great Falls Voyagers (0-2, 21-19) in front of 2,786 at Dehler Park. 

Ian Kahaloa was outstanding in the start for Billings, throwing a season-high five and one-third innings and allowing just three hits. He would strike out five and walk two in no decision.

Billings took the first lead of the night when Colby Wright and Alberti Chavez knocked in runs off Voyagers starter Bernardo Flores in the bottom of the second. Wright grounded out to second to score Montrell Marshall while Chavez singled up the middle to score Avain Rachal. Rachal went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in his second rehab appearance in Billings. He is recovering from a sprained wrist suffered on May 20th.

The Voyagers would take their only lead of the night when they scored four runs in the top of the sixth. The Mustangs were forced to put three pitchers on the hill in the frame as Mitch Roman collected a double, his second extra-base hit in as many nights, to begin four consecutive Voyagers coming in to score. Junior Arias (1-0) and Andy Cox then shut out Great Falls the rest of the way to end the scoring there.

John Sansone tied the game back up in the bottom of the sixth when he tripled to score Jose Siri and Rachal. It was Sansone's first triple of the season.

Andy Cox earned his first professional save, tossing a shutout ninth to end the game with the tying run in scoring position. The win puts the Mustangs 10 games over .500 for the first time this season. They maintain the best record in the Pioneer League.

The Mustangs look for the sweep over the Voyagers Sunday afternoon at Dehler Park. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m.

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