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Voyagers Avoid Sweep with Win Over Mustangs

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W: Comito (4-1)

L: Nova (0-5)

S: Rocha (3)

BILLINGS, Montana - The Billings Mustangs (2-1, 25-16) were unable to sweep the Great Falls Voyagers (1-2, 22-19) on Sunday in the finale of their three-game series, falling 5-2 in front of 2,229 at Dehler Park.

Billings would hold two leads in the game, scoring a run in the bottom of the second to take an early 1-0 advantage. John Sansone singled and scored two batters later when Gabriel Ovalle hit his first triple of the season off Great Falls starter Chris Comito (4-1). Comito allowed just two runs in five innings, striking out a season-high nine. Sansone finished the day 2-for-2 with a double and a run.

Great Falls tied it at 1-1 when Mitch Roman was able to score on a Moises Nova (0-5) wild pitch in the fourth. Nova was dealt his fifth loss after throwing a no-hitter through the first 13 outs of his day.

Great Falls took the lead for good when they hit two homers in the fifth off Nova. Casey Schroeder would have a solo shot and Max Dutto would add in a two-run home run. Dutto would hit two homers on Sunday, the second being a solo homer in the ninth for an insurance run.

The Mustangs would not score a run after the fourth as the Voyagers' bullpen combined for four shutout innings of relief.

It was the Mustangs' first loss in a day-game this season, coming into Sunday with a 4-0 record.

The Mustangs will now send Andrew Jordan, Hector Vargas and Jose Siri to the Pioneer League vs. Northwest League All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 2nd, at Lindquist Field in Ogden, Utah. Pitcher Tony Santillan was also elected to the all-star team, but was promoted to Dayton earlier this week. The broadcast will be available on ESPN 910 AM KBLG, online at espn910.com and on the TuneIn app.

The Mustangs will resume action on Thursday against the Ogden Raptors in the first game of a four-game series. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.