BayBears score four unanswered to win series opener

Klonowski and Lillis-White toss 5 1/3 scoreless innings of relief

By Mobile BayBears | June 8, 2018 11:46 PM

MOBILE, Ala. (June 8, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, erased an early three-run deficit to defeat the Jackson Generals 4-3 in the series opener Friday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.


With the game tied 3-3 in the seventh, the BayBears (34-26) put runners on the corners with two outs. Jared Walsh came through with an RBI single to left-center field off Bud Jeter (0-1) to give Mobile its first lead of the game.


The Generals (33-28) plated two runs in the first and one in the third to grab a 3-0 lead. Zach Gibbons ignited a rally with an RBI single in the bottom of the third. Brendon Sanger hit an RBI single in the fourth, and Riley Unroe scored the tying run on a double-steal.


Jesus Castillo only lasted 3 2/3 innings in his start, but Alex Klonowski (3-0) allowed just one hit in 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief with five strikeouts. Conor Lillis-White recorded a six-out save, striking out the side in the eighth and working around a one-out bunt single in the ninth.


The BayBears continue the five-game home series against Jackson Saturday at 7:05 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Luis Pena (2-4, 4.50 ERA) is scheduled to make the start for Mobile. Live coverage can be seen on (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 6:45 p.m. CDT.


The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Group and hospitality offerings for the 2018 season can be reserved by calling (251) 479-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, Ala. 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, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at


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