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TRAPPERS START ROAD SWING WITH 12-10 LOSS TO MUSTANGS

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The Salt Lake Trappers started a seven-game road trip - including the beginning of a four-game series with Billings - by allowing the Mustangs a come-from-behind 12-10 victory Friday night in Pioneer League play.

Despite early leads of 3-1 and 7-4, the Trappers couldn't hold on, with the Mustangs scoring the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, followed by a four-run eighth. Billings scored its 12 runs on 16 hits and stranded another eight baserunners, while Salt Lake finished with 15 hits in the hit-o-rama.Salt Lake took a 3-1 lead in the top of the second, thanks in part to a two-run homer by Max Tripodi. After Billings regain the lead at 4-3, the Trappers used a two-out, bases-loaded double by Mike Bible in the fourth to go up 7-4.

But as the Mustangs continued to score runs, the Trappers were held scoreless through the final four innings. In the seventh, Salt Lake fell victim to a Billings' triple play, as Joe Beaulac's line drive in right was caught, with a pair of Trapper runners being thrown out while trying to advance on the seemingly safe hit.