MOBILE, Ala. (July 31, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, won both games of a doubleheader Monday night against the Mississippi Braves at Hank Aaron Stadium.
The BayBears broke a scoreless tie with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to win the first game 2-0.
With a runner on second base and two outs in the frame, Michael Hermosillo hit a ground ball to third base that was misplayed by Austin Riley, allowing Francisco Arcia to score. Hermosillo scored later in the inning on Jose Rojas ' RBI single.
Jake Jewell (6-8) pitched the second seven-inning complete game shutout of the year for the BayBears. Jewell allowed just three scattered singles and one walk, while striking out seven batters.
Touki Toussaint (0-1) took the loss in his Double-A debut, despite retiring 15 of the first 16 batters. Both Mobile runs in the sixth inning were unearned. Toussaint gave up just four hits, walked two batters, and struck out four.
Matt Thaiss drove in the winning run for the BayBears (48-58 overall, 18-19 second half) with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning.
With the game tied 3-3, the BayBears loaded the bases with one out. After a Hermosillo strikeout, Thaiss delivered the game-winning hit, a single to left field to score Jose Briceno .
The BayBears left 14 runners on base and went just 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position, but they still managed to rally for the victory. Mississippi took an early 2-0 lead, Mobile responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second.
The Braves (46-61, 12-25) grabbed the edge back with a Jared James RBI infield single in the top of the ninth, but the BayBears responded again in the bottom of the frame. Zach Houchins plated Troy Montgomery to tie the game 3-3.
The BayBears continue the six-game home series against Mississippi Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Tyler Carpenter (2-5, 4.50 ERA) is scheduled to make the start for Mobile against southpaw Max Fried (2-11, 6.21 ERA) for Mississippi. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (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 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).
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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