PEARL, Miss. (May 11, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, earned a 6-0 shutout victory and held the Mississippi Braves to just four hits Thursday night at Trustmark Park.
In his first game back from the disabled list, Osmer Morales only gave up one hit, a leadoff single in the first. He walked two batters and struck out six in 4 1/3 innings. Abel De Los Santos (1-1), Tyler Warmoth , and Ivan Hernandez combined to preserve the shutout, the fourth of the season for the BayBears (14-20).
After three scoreless frames, the BayBears jumped on Mississippi starter Max Fried (2-4), tagging him for four runs on five hits in the fourth. Jose Briceno , Alberto Triunfel , and Zach Gibbons had RBI singles, and Wade Wass hit a sacrifice fly. Forrestt Allday also extended his on-base streak to 17 games with a fourth-inning single and a run scored.
The BayBears added two more runs in the ninth, including a second RBI single for Gibbons. He finished the game 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI. David Fletcher also recorded his third consecutive multi-hit game, going 2-for-5.
The BayBears wrap up the five-game road series Friday at 7:00 p.m. CT against Mississippi. Right-hander Jake Jewell (1-1, 6.43 ERA) is slated to make the start against righty Mike Soroka (2-3, 3.45 ERA) for the Braves. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Mississippi feed, subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on the BayBears Broadcast Network, the TuneIn Radio App, and the MiLB First Pitch App, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 6:40 p.m. CT.
The BayBears return home Saturday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 4. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and group and hospitality offerings for the 2017 season can be reserved by calling (251) 479-BEAR (2327).
About the Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles of Anaheim and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The BayBears were founded in 1997 and have won four Southern League titles in 1998, 2004, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, the 1998 and 2011 championship squads were named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America. More than 160 former BayBears have reached the Major League level, including All-Stars Max Scherzer, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Peavy, Carlos Gonzalez, and Justin Upton. For more information on the Mobile BayBears and Hank Aaron Stadium, please visit MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.
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