BayBears cut Lookouts lead to one, but rally comes up short

Jones hits first Double-A home run to spark late comeback

By Mobile BayBears | July 19, 2018 10:48 PM

MOBILE, Ala. (July 19, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, trimmed a four-run deficit to one but lost their seventh straight game 5-3 to the Chattanooga Lookouts Thursday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.

 

Trailing 4-0 in the sixth, Jahmai Jones started the rally with his first Double-A home run. The two-run blast cut Chattanooga's (45-51 overall, 9-18 second half) lead in half. Zach Gibbons added an RBI single in the seventh.

 

However, Mobile (48-46, 11-15) left runners in scoring position in three of the last five frames and could not get any closer. The Lookouts tacked on an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

 

Omar Bencomo (6-4) retired the first 12 batters of the game before a leadoff single in the fifth. He allowed two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings pitched.

 

Brent Rooker went 2-for-4 with a first-inning home run off Jason Alexander (0-4) and two RBIs.

 

Jose Rojas extended his on-base streak to 16 consecutive games, going 1-for-3 with a walk.

 

The BayBears continue the five-game home series against the Lookouts Friday at 7:35 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jeremy Beasley (1-1, 3.60 ERA) is scheduled to make the start for Mobile. 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.

 

The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Group and hospitality offerings for the 2018 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 Angels and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Ala. 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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