MOBILE, Ala. (May 13, 2017) - Alex Klonowski allowed just one hit as the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, defeated the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4-1 in the series opener Saturday night in front of 5,622 fans at Hank Aaron Stadium.
In his longest outing of the season, Klonowski (2-2) went 6 2/3 innings and struck out a season-high six batters. He opened the game with four hitless frames before Brian Anderson tagged him for a solo home run to lead off the fifth.
The BayBears (15-21) plated four early runs against Severino Gonzalez (0-3), who lasted just four innings. Mobile tallied five doubles off Gonzalez, including two by Zach Gibbons . Gibbons, Andrew Daniel , and Alberto Triunfel all drove in runs with their two-baggers.
Jacksonville (13-23) reliever James Buckelew retired all nine batters he faced in three innings of relief and recorded three strikeouts. Ivan Hernandez recorded the save for Mobile with a scoreless, hitless ninth.
Forrestt Allday singled in his last at-bat in the eighth inning to extend his on-base streak to 19 games.
The BayBears continue the five-game home series Sunday at 2:05 p.m. CT against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Right-hander Alex Blackford (0-0, 3.18 ERA) is slated to make the start against southpaw Matt Tomshaw (3-1, 2.27 ERA) for Jacksonville. 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 1:45 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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