BayBears outlast Montgomery in 12-inning nail-biter

Triunfel drives in winning run, Lillis-White tosses three scoreless frames in win

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By Mobile BayBears | August 27, 2017 12:30 AM

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (August 26, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, saw an early two-run lead slip away but never trailed in a 4-3 victory over the Montgomery Biscuits in 12 innings Saturday night at Riverwalk Stadium.

 

With the game tied 3-3 in the top of the 12th inning, Forrestt Allday led off with an infield single and advanced to second base on a throwing error. After a sacrifice bunt, Alberto Triunfel put the BayBears (62-68 overall, 32-29 second half) ahead with an RBI single to left field off Kyle Bird (4-2). Triunfel finished the game 3-for-5.

 

Conor Lillis-White (3-4) earned the win with three scoreless innings of relief. He only allowed one hit and struck out three batters. Greg Mahle also struck out three batters in two scoreless, hitless innings prior to Lillis-White's appearance.

 

Matt Thaiss drove in two of the first three runs for the BayBears with a single in the first and a double in the fifth. The BayBears led 2-0 and 3-1 before Montgomery (73-58, 36-25) tied the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

 

Joe McCarthy put the Biscuits on the board with a solo home run in the fourth, and he scored again on a Dalton Kelly single in the sixth. The next batter, Justin Williams, followed with an RBI double to tie the game 3-3.

 

The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Montgomery Sunday at 5:35 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Jesus Castillo (0-0, 4.61 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against southpaw Anthony Misiewicz (2-1, 6.08 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 5:15 p.m. CT.

 

The BayBears return home Thursday 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 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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