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Former Billings Mustang named MVP of MLB Futures game; Greene pitches

Posted at 10:38 PM, Jul 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 16:46:11-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Billings Mustang outfielder Taylor Trammell went 2-for-2 with a home run and a triple Sunday to earn MVP honors in the USA’s 10-6 win over the World team at the MLB Futures Game in Washington, D.C.

Trammell started the game on the bench. He came in as a defensive replacement in the top of the fifth inning and hit a 438-foot home run in his first at-bat in the sixth to break a 5-5 tie and put Team USA back in front. He nearly did it again leading off the eighth but settled for a triple off the wall. Trammell would score two batters later to reach the 10-6 final scoreline.

Trammell played 61 games for the Mustangs in 2016 and now plays for the Reds High Class A team in Daytona, Florida.

Teenage pitching sensation Hunter Greene also played in the game. The 18-year-old thrilled the all-star game crowd by throwing 19 fastballs, each faster than 100 miles per hour. Unfortunately for Greene, Luis Basabe hit one of the them into the right-center field bleachers for a two-run home run.

Greene settled down after that, striking out Seuly Matias to end the inning. Greene, who started his major league career with the Mustangs in 2017, worked 1.1 innings overall. He currently pitches for Class A Dayton, Ohio.