BayBears out-hit Biscuits but fall in series finale

Briceno hits early homer, Williams slugs three long balls for Biscuits

By Mobile BayBears | August 31, 2017 1:43 AM ET


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (August 30, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, grabbed an early lead but dropped the series finale 8-4 to the Montgomery Biscuits Wednesday night at Riverwalk Stadium.


After a one-hour, 42-minute rain delay, Jose Briceno gave the BayBears (63-71 overall, 33-32 second half) a 1-0 advantage in the second inning with a solo home run to left field. Briceno scored three of the four Mobile runs in the game, as Tim Arakawa drove him in three times to match his career-high in RBI.


However, the Biscuits (76-59, 39-26) hit four home runs in the game, accounting for seven of their eight runs. Justin Williams became the second Montgomery player to hit three homers in a game, with a trio of two-run shots in the second, fourth, and seventh innings. Andrew Velazquez also added a solo blast off Luis Pena (1-2) to cap the scoring in a three-run fourth.


Jose Mujica (13-8) earned his 13th win of the season. He gave up three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings pitched.


The BayBears return home to Hank Aaron Stadium for a five-game series against the Biloxi Shuckers beginning Thursday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Alex Klonowski (5-7, 4.08 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Aaron Wilkerson (10-4, 3.17 ERA) for the Shuckers. Live coverage can be seen on (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.


Tickets are available as low as $7 (advance) and $8 (day of the game). Kids, active and retired military, and senior citizens receive $2 off the day-of-game ticket price. Single-game tickets are available online or 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, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at


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