BILOXI, Miss. (August 15, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, dropped both games of Thursday's doubleheader 3-2 and 7-3 to the Biloxi Shuckers at MGM Park.
The BayBears took a 2-1 lead in the top of the third after falling behind on a Jake Gatewood home run in the second. Roberto Baldoquin and Bo Way drove in runs as Mobile collected four consecutive two-out singles to jump in front.
Greg Mahle gave up two runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings after tossing a complete-game shutout last Thursday against Pensacola. He came just one out shy of a quality start, but Brett Hanewich (0-5) got the BayBears out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth with a strikeout.
However, the first two batters reached for Biloxi in the bottom of the seventh, and Weston Wilson drove in the game-winning run with a single to left field. It was Mobile's 12th loss of the season in walk-off fashion.
Rodrigo Benoit (1-0) earned the win for the Shuckers with a hitless top of the seventh.
A five-run Biloxi (75-47 overall, 34-18 second half) first inning and three Mobile errors cost the BayBears (43-76, 16-35) a chance at a victory in the second game of the doubleheader. Luis Madero (4-10) gave up five runs, two earned, on four hits and lasted just two innings.
After recording two hits in the first game, Way slugged solo home runs in the third and seventh in game two. It was the first multi-homer game of his career, and he has set a new career-high with six home runs this season.
Clayton Andrews (1-0) allowed just two hits out of the bullpen to pick up the win for Biloxi.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Biloxi Friday at 6:35 p.m. Right-handed pitcher Andrew Wantz (0-4, 5.57 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Drew Rasmussen (1-3, 4.14 ERA) for the Shuckers. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Biloxi 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 Sunday 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, and 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 Gonzalez, 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 Steve@MobileBayBears.com.
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