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Billings Loses in 14 Innings

Ortiz Was 17th Round Selection Last Year

Jose Ortiz can't be found on any lists of top Reds prospects or even top catching prospects. That is not because he hasn't shown that he knows how to handle a bat. While playing part time in two Rookie League seasons he's cracked the .300 AVG/.400 OB%/.550 SLG levels.

Billings lost a three-run lead in the ninth at Great Falls and then lost the game 5-4 in fourteen innings. The Mustangs took an early lead from a two-run home run by Jose Ortiz in the second inning. He struck again in the fifth with a single that set up Gabriel Rosa who scored on a groundout. Jonathan Reynoso added some insurance when he led off the ninth with a double, advanced on a wild pitch...

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