The Billings Mustangs wrapped up the regular season last night with a loss. They will begin the playoffs tonight at home against Great Falls. In the final regular season game Josciel Veras reached base three times by going 2-3 with a walk and he also scored a run. After beginning his year with Billings, he only played three games before heading to Arizona for the next month to play for the Reds. He returned to Billings on August 1st and has been outstanding for the Mustangs since. In 18 games on the season he hit .292/.382/.521 for Billings with seven walks, 11 strikeouts and four stolen bases.

Alex Greer capped off his regular season by extending his hitting streak to six games as he went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Thursday night was the first of the games with multiple hits. In the stretch he has hit .318/.375/.500.

Catcher Jose Duarte hadn’t gotten a hit since August 2nd entering the game last night for the Mustangs. It of course should be noted he had only played eight games since then, with three of them having just one at-bat. Still, it had been a long time since he had been on base. To close out the year Duarte went out in style as he had two hits in four trips to the plate

Reliever Jose Williams threw 2.0 shutout innings for the Mustangs last night with a walk and three strikeouts. After missing all of the 2013 season, Williams returned for the 2014 campaign and posted a 3.21 ERA with Billings in 33.2 innings out of the bullpen.

Tucker Barnhart had a nice day at the plate with the big league club last night where he had a hit, walk and scored two runs. He also threw out Kelly Johnson trying to steal second with his laser-rocket arm.

On the mound when Barnhart threw out Johnson was Pedro Villarreal who had a good night of his own. The right hander struck out three batters with a walk over 2.0 innings pitched. After giving up two runs in his first appearance against the Braves he has tossed 5.0 shutout innings with five strikeouts to lower his ERA to 2.45 in 7.1 innings this season with the Reds.