BayBears rally in ninth to stun Shrimp and steal victory

Three runs on three hits in ninth, Gibbons seals win with walk-off single

By Mobile BayBears | May 16, 2017 10:49 PM ET

MOBILE, Ala. (May 16, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, plated three runs in the ninth inning to defeat the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4-3 Tuesday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.

The BayBears (16-23) entered the ninth inning trailing 3-1 but loaded the bases on an error, a walk, and a single against Kyle Lobstein (0-1). Luis Tejada drove in the first run with a base hit and two batters later, Zach Gibbons sealed the victory with a two-run, walk-off single to left field. It was the first win for Mobile when trailing after the eighth inning.

Osmer Morales made his second start since returning from the 7-day disabled list. He gave up just one run on three hits in five innings pitched but did not factor in the decision. The game was tied 1-1 from the third inning until the eighth. Justin Anderson retired all six batters he faced in two innings of relief.

David Vidal broke the deadlock with an RBI triple to center field off Ivan Hernandez (1-0) in the eighth inning. He scored later in the frame to put Jacksonville (15-24) ahead 3-1.

Forrestt Allday went 0-for-3 but drew a walk in the third inning to extend his on-base streak to 21 games.

The BayBears wrap up the five-game home series Wednesday at 11:05 a.m. CT. Right-hander Jake Jewell (1-2, 5.40 ERA) is slated to make the start against righty Chris Mazza (0-2, 3.82 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 10:45 a.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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