For the fourth time this season, the Brewers and Voyagers went to extra innings.
For the second time, the Brewers pulled away with a win.
The Brewers (5-6) defeated the Voyagers 7-4 on Thursday in 12 innings at Centene Stadium in Great Falls, pushing their win streak to four.
Helena needed a series of errors in the 12th and fantastic relief pitching from Rodrigo Benoit to gut out the win. Benoit got the win in relief.
Carlos Herrera was on the mound for the Brewers, pitching five innings and giving up two hits, one earned run while striking out eight and walking one.
The Voyagers (6-5) countered with Chris Comito, who threw for 5 2/3 innings, giving up five hits and two earned runs and striking out four while walking one.
The Voyagers took the lead in the fourth inning when Anthony Villa hit a solo shot out of the park after facing a full count from Nelson.
A Zach Clark single in the top of the sixth drove in two runs, and gave the Brewers a 2-1 lead. A throwing error by Sean Renzi paved the way for Clark to score, and push the Brewers lead to 3-1.
Clark finished the game 4 for 6 from the plate, bringing in two runs.
Villa got to the Brewers again, this time via a sacrifice fly, scoring one run and chipping away at the Brewers' lead into the bottom of the sixth. Villa finished the game 1 for 4 with two RBIs.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Felix Mercedes’ home run tied the game at three.
Jay Feliciano revived the lead for Helena, jacking his second home run of the season, a solo shot to give the Brewers a 4-3 lead.
Justin Yurchak spoiled the moment just a half inning later, blasting a home run to tie the game at four.
Then, the defense paved the way into extra innings.
Helena used four different pitchers, closing the game with Rodrigo Benoit, who came in during the ninth inning.
Finally in the 12th, Franly Mallen got on base after an error, which scored Feliciano. Another fielding error by the Voyagers led to two more runs, and the Brewers, for the third time, were on top.
Benoit pitched four innings, striking out four and gave up one hit.
The Brewers outhit the Voyagers 13-7.
The win improved the Brewers’ record against the Voyagers to 3-4.
The Brewers are back in Great Falls on Friday with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m.