MOBILE, Ala. (July 21, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, had a pair of two-run leads but fell short 8-5 in 10 innings to the Biloxi Shuckers Sunday afternoon at Hank Aaron Stadium.After squandering an early 2-0 advantage, Connor Justus put the BayBears
MOBILE, Ala. (July 21, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, had a pair of two-run leads but fell short 8-5 in 10 innings to the Biloxi Shuckers Sunday afternoon at Hank Aaron Stadium.
After squandering an early 2-0 advantage, Connor Justus put the BayBears (40-57 overall, 13-16 second half) back in front with a two-run homer in the fourth. It was his second home run of the season and first since April. Justus drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth to tie the game 5-5, and it was his first three-RBI game of the year.
However, the Shuckers (60-39, 19-10) plated three runs on two hits and three walks in the top of the 10th. Nate Griep (5-1) earned the win despite blowing just his second save, and Dario Beltre (1-3) took the loss for the BayBears.
Brandon Marsh extended his on-base streak with Mobile to 18 games with a single in the first inning.
The BayBears begin a five-game road series against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Monday at 6:35 p.m. Right-handed pitcher Zack Kelly (2-5, 3.93 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Griffin Jax (3-3, 2.53 ERA) for the Blue Wahoos. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Pensacola feed, subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on MobileBayBears.com, the TuneIn app, and the MiLB First Pitch app, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 6:15 p.m.
The BayBears return home Saturday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 2. The new BayBears Pass is available, featuring a general admission ticket to every BayBears game at Hank Aaron Stadium for only $19.97 per month. Partial plans are also available, featuring a 7-game plan and a 12-game option to guarantee bobbleheads and receive tickets to select fireworks nights. Individual game tickets can be purchased online at MobileBayBears.com or by calling 251-572-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, 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 175 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) 572-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at [email protected].