BILOXI, Miss. (August 14, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, split a doubleheader against the Biloxi Shuckers Tuesday night at MGM Park, dropping the first game 4-3 and winning the second game 4-1.
The BayBears had an early two-run lead, but Biloxi tied the game in the fourth inning and walked off with an extra-inning win in the eighth.
Brandon Sandoval drove in a pair of runs with a single in the second inning to give Mobile a 2-0 advantage. The BayBears added another run on a Zach Gibbons RBI triple in the third.
However, Trent Grisham drove in three runs for Biloxi with a 3-for-4 game, finishing just a triple shy of the cycle. He plated the game-winning run with a double off Ryan Clark (2-3) in the bottom of the eighth.
Jon Olczak (7-3) earned the win, holding the BayBears scoreless in the top of the eighth.
The BayBears (60-58 overall, 23-27 second half) grabbed another early lead and held on this time, defeating the Shuckers (68-53, 27-24) 4-1.
Zach Houchins hit a solo home run in the first inning, and Gibbons added a pair of RBIs with two doubles. Gibbons finished with four hits, three for extra bases, and three RBIs in the doubleheader.
Matt Ball (1-0) earned the win in his Double-A debut, allowing just one run on four hits in five innings pitched. He retired the first eight batters of the game before a two-out double in the third.
The BayBears continue the six-game road series against Biloxi Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jeremy Beasley (2-3, 2.87 ERA) is scheduled to make the start for Mobile. 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.
The BayBears return home Sunday and 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 MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.
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