The Final Regular Season Game Played on 09/06/12

High A
Bakersfield has a bye in the first round of the California League Playoffs, awaiting the winner of San Jose and Modesto. Postseason play begins on Saturday.

Missoula 8 – Billings 5

Billings missed the 2012 playoffs by just one game. Sal Romano (5-6, 5.32 ERA) gave up the first 5 runs in 3.2 innings. The Osprey got to him for 8 hits and 2 walks.

The Mustangs didn’t go down without a fight, pounding out 11 hits, but came up 3 runs short at the end. –

— Jesse Winker (.338/.443/.500) was 3-for-5 with a run scored. He was led the league in OBP and finished with the third best OPS. Winker had 24 extra base hits and 40 walks in 228 at-bats.

— Carlos Sanchez (.308/.346/.574) was 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Sanchez finished 3rd in the league in SLG, 8th in RBI, and 9th in OPS.

— Daniel Pigott (.308/.348/.452) finished with 2 hits in 5 at-bats. He lacked the playing time to qualify for any league rankings, but if he had enough at-bats, his OPS would have been 25th best.

— Seth-Mejias Brean (.313/.389/.536) was 1-for-5 with a solo homerun. He also didn’t have enough at-bats to qualify, but his OPS would have been 8th.

— Beau Amaral (.295/.355/.376) walked in 5 plate appearances. He finished 4th in the league in stolen bases with 20, and the best steal rate of anyone with more than 12 stolen bases, as he was only caught two times.

— Robert Maddox (.251/.327/.497) entered the game with a pinch-hit appearance and walked. Maddox’s 13 homeruns was 3rd best in the league, and his OPS was 18th best.

— Brandon Dailey (.308/.355/.528) was 1-for-4 with a double. He had the 4th best OPS on the team among those with 150 or more at-bats.

— Zachary Vincej (.336/.393/.434) was 1-or-5 with a double and two RBI.