BayBears grab early lead, but slip in series finale

Klonowski notches season-high strikeouts, Ward reaches four times

By Mobile BayBears | August 9, 2017 1:37 AM ET

 

MOBILE, Ala. (August 8, 2017) - After taking an early lead, the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, were defeated by the Montgomery Biscuits 7-1 Tuesday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.

 

The BayBears (53-61 overall, 23-22 second half) scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth. After loading the bases with no outs, Brennon Lund hit an RBI single. However, Jose Mujica (10-8) got three straight outs, including a pair of strikeouts, to retire the side. Mobile left the bases loaded in the fourth and eighth.

 

Montgomery (63-53, 26-19) tied the game in the fifth on Andrew Velazquez's RBI single. The Biscuits scored four runs in the sixth, including a two-run inside-the-park home run by Nick Ciuffo.

 

Despite taking the loss, Alex Klonowski (5-7) notched a season-high seven strikeouts. He allowed two runs on four hits in five-plus innings pitched.

 

The BayBears begin a five-game road series against Pensacola Thursday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (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 6:15 p.m. CT.

 

The BayBears 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).

 

The 2018 BayBears schedule has been released and is available by clicking here. Game times and promotions will be announced at a later date.

 

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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