BILOXI, Miss. (August 24, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, batted around twice and matched a season-high with 12 runs in a 12-5 win over the Biloxi Shuckers Thursday night at MGM Park.The BayBears (61-67 overall, 31-28 second half) plated four
BILOXI, Miss. (August 24, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, batted around twice and matched a season-high with 12 runs in a 12-5 win over the Biloxi Shuckers Thursday night at MGM Park.
The BayBears (61-67 overall, 31-28 second half) plated four runs in the first inning and five in the eighth, accounting for the majority of the runs. Matt Thaiss and Zach Houchins both hit home runs in the first and second, respectively, against Jon Perrin (5-3). Thaiss finished 2-for-3 with two RBI, three runs scored, and three walks. Houchins recorded his team-high 33rd multi-hit game of the season.
After grabbing an early four-run advantage, Blake Allemand drove in three runs with a pair of singles to cut the Mobile lead to 5-3. However, Abel De Los Santos (4-1) and Adam Hofacket combined to keep the Shuckers (64-62, 28-29) off the board from the fourth inning through the seventh.
The BayBears added seven runs over the final three frames to break the game open. Jacob Nottingham and Jake Gatewood hit solo home runs for Biloxi in the eighth and ninth.
The BayBears wrap up the five-game road series against Biloxi Friday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Luis Pena (1-0, -.-- ERA) is scheduled to make the start for Mobile. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Biloxi feed, 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 6:15 p.m. CT.
The BayBears return home Thursday, August 31, and 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).
The 2018 BayBears schedule has been released and is available by clicking here. Game times and promotions will be announced at a later date.
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 González, 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 [email protected].