Mustangs media release
The Billings Mustangs (6-3, 29-18) allowed just three hits for the second straight night in a 3-1 win over the Idaho Falls Chukars (4-6, 26-22) in front of 2,561 Tuesday night at Dehler Park.
Scott Moss (2-0) was able to go five innings for the second straight appearance, throwing shutout baseball in the start. He would allow just three hits and strike out three.
The Mustangs took a 2-0 lead in the third when Taylor Trammell hit a two-RBI single to score Colby Wright and T.J. Friedl. Trammell went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI. He was responsible for hitting in all three Mustangs runs. Friedl went 2-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base. He now has four multi-hit performances in his first five games of professional baseball.
David Edwards was the only source of offense for the Chukars, going 2-for-3 with two doubles. After his double in the fourth inning, Idaho Falls would not have another hit the rest of the night.
Trammell doubled in the fifth to score Friedl for the second time Tuesday. That would conclude the scoring for Billings.
Keenan Kish made his Pioneer League debut, pitching the sixth for the Mustangs. He would allow one run when Jordan Ebert flew out to right to score Manny Olloque. Kish has pitched in just four innings over the last three years as he tries to recover from injury.
Patrick Riehl and Junior Arias threw three perfect innings to close the game, as the three relievers retired the final 10 Chukars batters of the night.
The Mustangs look for the sweep in the three-game series Wednesday at Dehler Park. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.