Friday, September 7, 2012
MINOR details 9/6/12: Mustangs miss postseason with season-ending loss
Missoula 8 Billings 5
Mustangs (42-34, 21-17), 2nd place Pioneer League North 2.0 GB
-Sal Romano (L 5-6, 5.32) gave up eight earned runs over 3.2 innings. Carlos Ramos threw a scoreless inning.
-SS Zachary Vincej doubled and drove in two runs. 3B Seth Mejias-Brean hit a solo home run (8). 1B Carlos Sanchez was 2-5, with a double and a RBI.
Despite the Mustangs having the best overall record in the Pioneer League North division, they failed to win either half of the season, thus preventing them from reaching the postseason on the last day of the season for the second year in a row.
Here are the final records and standings of the other farm clubs:
Louisville Bats (51-93), Last place International League West, 38.0 GB
Pensacola Blue Wahoos (68-70, 34-35), 3rd place Southern League South, 4.0 GB
Bakersfield Blaze (72-68, 31-39), 4th place California League North, 8.0 GB
Bakersfield did qualify for the playoffs after winning the first-half title.
Dayton Dragons (60-78, 30-38), Last place Midwest League Eastern, 11.0 GB
AZL Reds (18-38), Last place Arizona League Central, 16.5 GB