PENSACOLA, Fla. (August 12, 2017) - For the second straight night, the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, scored in the ninth inning, defeating the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 8-7 Saturday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium.
With the game tied 7-7 entering the final frame, Brennon Lund led off with his first Double-A home run off Carlos Gonzalez (1-3) to give the BayBears (56-61 overall, 26-22 second half) the lead. It was the second long ball of the game for Mobile and the sixth combined between the two teams.
Josè Briceño hit his second home run of the series, a two-run shot in the fourth inning, to tie the game 3-3. The BayBears added four runs in the sixth inning, including an RBI triple by Briceno and RBI singles for Zach Gibbons and Bo Way . Lund capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly.
All seven Pensacola (61-57, 21-27) runs came on homers, and Mobile's 7-3 lead was short-lived. In the bottom of the sixth, Josh VanMeter hit a two-run homer, and Aristides Aquino and Brian O'Grady added solo blasts to tie the game.
Abel De Los Santos (3-1) retired all six batters he faced to earn the win in relief.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Pensacola Sunday at 4:05 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Jaime Barria (1-4, 3.25 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Austin Ross (7-0, 1.50 ERA) for the Blue Wahoos. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Pensacola 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 3:45 p.m. CT.
The BayBears return home Wednesday 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].