BayBears rally from three-run deficit but fall in extras

Ward hits second homer of series, Thaiss ties game with single in ninth

By Mobile BayBears | August 8, 2017 12:21 AM ET


MOBILE, Ala. (August 7, 2017) - Despite erasing a three-run deficit, the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, were defeated by the Montgomery Biscuits 8-7 in 11 innings Monday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.


The BayBears (53-60 overall, 23-21 second half) were trailing by three runs, but Alberto Triunfel 's two-run double cut the Montgomery lead to 7-6 in the sixth inning. Matt Thaiss tied the game with an RBI single in the ninth inning, plating Tim Arakawa to send the game to extra innings.


After a scoreless 10th, Brandon Lowe connected for his first Double-A home run off Tyler Warmoth (1-2) to begin the 11th and put Montgomery (62-52, 25-19) back in front. Taylor Ward , who hit his second homer of the series in the fifth inning, kept the game alive with a two-out single. However, Ian Gibaut earned a save for the second straight night when pinch-runner Brennon Lund was caught stealing.


In his Double-A debut, Jesus Castillo gave up five runs on six hits with four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. He did not factor in the decision.


Nick Ciuffo went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate for the Biscuits with two RBI and three runs scored. Forrestt Allday and Triunfel both had three-hit games for Mobile.


The BayBears wrap up the five-game home series against Montgomery Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. CT. 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).


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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