PEARL, Miss. (May 12, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, scored a late run to avoid being shut out but lost 6-1 to the Mississippi Braves in the series finale Friday night at Trustmark Park.
Despite taking the loss, Jake Jewell (1-2) recorded his second straight quality start. He allowed two runs on four hits in six innings pitched. In his first appearance with the BayBears, Michael Dimock struck out the side in the seventh inning.
Mike Soroka (3-3) took a perfect game into the seventh inning, but he gave up a one-out single to David Fletcher . Soroka held the BayBears (14-21) to one hit for the second time this season and notched five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Zach Gibbons scored the lone run for Mobile on Fletcher's groundout in the ninth.
Travis Demeritte hit a solo home run in the first inning to give the Braves (18-17) an early edge. It was Demeritte's third home run of the series. Carlos Franco accounted for half of Mississippi's runs batted in, going 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Forrestt Allday went 1-for-3 with a walk to extend his on-base streak to 18 games.
The BayBears begin a five-game home series Saturday at 7:05 p.m. CT against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Right-hander Alex Klonowski (1-2, 3.54 ERA) is slated to make the start against righty Severino Gonzalez (0-2, 3.28 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 6:45 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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