MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 29, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning and defeated the Montgomery Biscuits 7-5 Sunday afternoon at Riverwalk Stadium.After Montgomery (8-16) plated a trio of runs in the seventh to take
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 29, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning and defeated the Montgomery Biscuits 7-5 Sunday afternoon at Riverwalk Stadium.
After Montgomery (8-16) plated a trio of runs in the seventh to take a 5-2 lead, the BayBears sent 11 batters to the plate in the eighth. Taylor Ward and Hutton Moyer both hit RBI singles to cut the deficit to 5-4. Jose Rojas hit an RBI infield single off Dalton Moats (0-1), and Jake Yacinich was hit by a pitch to give Mobile (12-11) its first lead. Bo Way drew a bases-loaded walk to cap off the scoring in the frame.
Conor Lillis-White and Greg Mahle combined to keep the Biscuits off the board in the final two innings. Mahle earned his first save of the season.
Ward recorded his team-high 10th multi-hit game of the season, going 2-for-5. He has reached base safely in 13 straight games. Moyer drove in a pair of runs and leads the league with 19 RBIs.
Jose Suarez struck out seven batters in a four-inning start but did not factor in the decision. Suarez fanned six consecutive hitters from the second inning to the fourth. Samil De Los Santos (1-0) picked up the win, despite giving up three runs on two hits in the seventh inning.
Eduar Lopez pitched five scoreless innings for Montgomery and gave up just two hits.
The BayBears wrap up a five-game road series against Montgomery Monday at 10:35 a.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jesus Castillo (2-1, 4.12 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Benton Moss (1-2, 3.32 ERA) for the Biscuits. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Montgomery 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 10:15 a.m.
The BayBears return home Wednesday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and 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 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].