PEARL, Miss. (April 17, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, scored four unanswered runs, including three in the 10th inning, to defeat the Mississippi Braves 4-1 in the series opener Monday night at Trustmark Park.
With the game tied 1-1 in the 10th, Bo Way came through with an RBI double to drive in Andrew Daniel and give Mobile (4-7) its first lead of the game. Two batters later, Jose Briceno crushed a two-run homer to left-center to extend the advantage to 4-1.
Tyler Carpenter recorded his second quality start of the season, tossing seven innings in a no-decision. He allowed one run on four hits, did not issue a walk, and struck out six. Cody Buckel (1-0) and Eduardo Paredes combined to hold Mississippi (6-5) to just one hit over the final three innings.
Way went 2-for-5, including the go-ahead double in the 10th, to extend his hit streak to eight games. He has a hit in all seven games batting in the leadoff spot. Way also stole two bases, and the BayBears swiped a season-high five in the game.
Mississippi starter Patrick Weigel came just one out away from a quality start, going the first 5 2/3 and only allowing a run on four hits. He struck out seven and did not issue a walk. Danny Reynolds (0-2), a former Angels farmhand, pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief and only gave up one hit.
Braves left fielder Jared James went a perfect 4-for-4, falling a home run shy of the cycle. He drove in the only run for the Braves with a triple in the third.
Monday was the first comeback victory for Mobile this season. It was also the first win for the BayBears in three extra-inning games.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Trustmark Park against the Braves. Right-hander Osmer Morales (1-0, 2.70 ERA) is slated to make the first start for Mobile against southpaw Kolby Allard (0-1, 1.80 ERA) for Mississippi. Live coverage can be heard on the BayBears Broadcast Network, the TuneIn Radio App, and the MiLB First Pitch App, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 6:40 p.m.
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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