BayBears out-hit Shrimp but drop second game of series

Wass clubs fifth homer, bullpen holds Shrimp scoreless for second straight day

By Mobile BayBears | May 14, 2017 6:05 PM ET

MOBILE, Ala. (May 14, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, out-hit the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp but fell 3-1 Sunday afternoon on Mother's Day at Hank Aaron Stadium.

Wade Wass hit his team-high fifth home run of the season, a solo shot in the sixth, to account for Mobile's only run. Wass has now hit four home runs in the last three series, including three in the last two home series. It made the score 3-1, but the BayBears (15-22) could not pull any closer.

Matt Tomshaw (4-1) held the BayBears to just the lone run on six hits in 6 2/3 innings, a quality start. It was the only run has allowed in 13 2/3 innings of work against Mobile this season.

Jacksonville (14-23) struck for three runs, two earned, against Alex Blackford (0-1), making his second start of the year for the BayBears. Alex Yarbrough opened the scoring with a two-run homer, his first of the season, in the third inning. Yarbrough, a former member of the Angels organization, was a teammate of Blackford's last year with Double-A Arkansas.

For the second straight game, Mobile's bullpen kept the Jumbo Shrimp off the board. Adam Hofacket , Abel De Los Santos , and Michael Dimock combined to throw four scoreless frames.

The BayBears continue the five-game home series Monday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Right-hander Grayson Long (1-2, 3.00 ERA) is slated to make the start against southpaw Mike Kickham (0-3, 3.97 ERA) for Jacksonville. 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.

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).

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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