As the Billings Mustangs inched closer and closer to a walk-off win on Saturday, instead the Helena Brewers walked out of their season with a victory, holding on for a 12-11 win at Dehler Park.
The Helena Brewers could only try to hold on as their 4-1 lead bled into a 4-4 tie, sending their contest against the Mustangs into extra innings.
As their season winds down, the Brewers keep looking for a final win or two.
The Helena Brewers took a two-run lead, but couldn’t find another run as the Missoula Osprey surged ahead for a 9-2 win on Sunday afternoon at Kindrick Legion Field.
The Billings Mustangs weren’t about to drop a second game to the Brewers in as many nights, as they crushed the Brewers 9-2 on Friday in front of 987 fans at Kindrick Legion Field.
While the Helena Brewers promoted the game as Super Heroes night, the team needed a hero of its own on Thursday.
A baseball stadium’s voice is made up of many.
BILLINGS -- Billings Mustangs starting pitcher Jhon De Jesus gave up a single, then hit Helena Brewers' Dallas Carroll with a pitch to open the series finale between the top two teams in the Pioneer League's North Division.
The Helena Brewers jumped out to a five-run lead and hung on to beat the Billings Mustangs 5-4 at Dehler Park on Tuesday afternoon. moving the Brewers just two games back of the first-place Mustangs in the Pioneer League North Division.
From the day he arrived in western Montana, Keshawn Lynch has been a 5 foot, 9 inch firecracker for the Missoula Osprey.
MISSOULA -- With apologies to 1970s recording star Ricky Nelson, Kyle Smith is a traveling man who's made a lot of stops this year.
A week ago, .500 ball seemed a long way off for the Helena Brewers.
Make that five in a row.
For the fourth time this season, the Brewers and Voyagers went to extra innings.
The top of the ninth inning did not go, initially, the way reliever Andrew Vernon had planned.
Dallas Carroll has been hot in the box this season.
In a game of debuts, Nelson Hernandez earned his first win and the Brewers their second as Helena defeated the Billings Mustangs 4-2 to close out its four-game series on Monday evening at Kindrick Legion Field in front of 892 fans.
Luis Azcona hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning and the Billings Mustangs went on to defeat the Helena Brewers 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at Kindrick Legion Field.
Through extra innings and late leads lost, the Helena Brewers’ first five games of the season felt much, much longer.
Two days ago, the news broke: The Brewers would call Helena home for two more years.
Helena, it was announced Wednesday, will soon be losing professional baseball, when the Milwaukee Brewers’ Pioneer League team moves to Colorado Springs in 2019.
The Helena Brewers were three outs away from recording their first win of the season on Thursday in Great Falls.
Troy Shockley is the sports editor for the Independent Record. The opinions expressed in this column are his alone.
The Brewers will leave Helena and move to Colorado Springs in 2019, the club announced on Wednesday.