BILOXI, Miss. (August 22, 2017) - Despite jumping out to a four-run lead, the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, fell to the Biloxi Shuckers 6-5 Tuesday night at MGM Park.A pair of sacrifice flies in the first and third innings put the BayBears
BILOXI, Miss. (August 22, 2017) - Despite jumping out to a four-run lead, the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, fell to the Biloxi Shuckers 6-5 Tuesday night at MGM Park.
A pair of sacrifice flies in the first and third innings put the BayBears (59-67 overall, 29-28 second half) in front 2-0. Zach Houchins added to the lead with a two-run homer to cap off the scoring in a three-run third. It was his team-high 12th long ball of the season.
The Shuckers (64-60, 28-27) plated two runs in the bottom of third to cut Mobile's lead in half. Jhondaniel Medina pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief to preserve the 4-2 advantage.
However, Biloxi scored three two-out runs in the seventh against Kevin Grendell (0-1) to take the lead. Blake Allemand hit a game-tying two-run homer, and Angel Ortega hit a go-ahead RBI double. Allemand and Ortega both finished the game with three hits. Tyrone Taylor came home on a wild pitch in the eighth to add a run of insurance.
The first three batters reached in the top of the ninth, including a Bo Way RBI single to trim the Biloxi lead to 6-5. Matt Ramsey got three straight outs with runners on second and third, striking out the final two batters to earn his league-high 25th save.
Brennon Lund went 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Lund has eight multi-hit games in his first 16 starts with the BayBears.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Biloxi Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Grayson Long (7-6, 2.79 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Freddy Peralta (1-4, 2.45 ERA) for the Shuckers. 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].