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Orem blows lead, loses to Mustangs

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BILLINGS, MONT. — Orem's Brendan Wilson relieved Jose Arredondo in the seventh inning Wednesday with a one-run lead, but couldn't hold the lead as he had troubles finding the plate.

Wilson walked the bases loaded and ultimately allowed all three runners to score, which proved to be enough for Billings (11-12) to win 4-3 and sweep the three-game series with the Owlz.

With the bases loaded, Michael De Jesus hit into a force out scoring JD Roberts, which tied the game at 2-2. Eric Eymann followed with a two-run double to take a 4-2 lead, which the Owlz couldn't recover from.

Orem (10-14) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning when Mark Trumbo scored Dallas Morris who reached on a triple. Patrick Reilly followed with a one-out home run.

Arredondo allowed Brandon Roberts to score from third in the sixth inning on a wild pitch to bring the score to 2-1.

Reilly added another RBI on the night when he singled to center field in the eighth scoring Trumbo, but the Owlz didn't threaten after that.

Wilson was credited with the loss while Philippe-Alexandre Valiquette got the win for Billings.

Orem returns home Friday to play a three-game set against Idaho Falls.

RAPTORS 4, WHITE SOX 0, seven innings: At Great Falls, Ogden's Brent Leach didn't allow a run while giving up just two hits and striking out nine in six innings in the Raptors' 4-0 victory over Great Falls Wednesday night.

Miguel Ramirez surrendered one hit and fanned two in picking up his first save of the year with the Raptors and sixth overall (five came with the Gulf Coast League Dodgers).

Shane Justis' bunt single in the second inning gave Leach and Ramirez all the run support they would need.