MOBILE, Ala. (June 17, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, won both games of a doubleheader Saturday night against the Biloxi Shuckers at Hank Aaron Stadium.
After falling behind 1-0 early, the BayBears plated the final two runs to defeat Biloxi 2-1.
Tim Arakawa led off the third inning with a single and scored the tying run three batters later on a David Fletcher sacrifice fly. Zach Houchins put Mobile in front with an RBI double in the fourth.
Jake Jewell (4-4) allowed just one first-inning run on five hits with four strikeouts. He pitched the first six frames, earning his team-high fifth quality start. Adam Hofacket notched his fourth save, retiring the side in order in the seventh.
The BayBears (30-37) plated a pair of runs in the first, fourth, and sixth innings to defeat Biloxi 6-3.
Sherman Johnson went 2-for-2 with a pair of runs in his first game with Mobile. Four players drove in runs, and the final two scored on a passed ball and an error in the sixth.
Alex Klonowski (4-2) allowed just one run on three hits with six strikeouts in five innings pitched. Greg Mahle recorded the final six outs and did not allow a Biloxi (34-33) hit in his second save.
The BayBears wrap up the home series against Biloxi with another doubleheader Sunday beginning at 2:35 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 2:15 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 MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.
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