BayBears take early lead but fall to Braves

Marsh hits third home run of season leading off first inning

By Mobile BayBears | July 29, 2019 11:06 PM

MOBILE, Ala. (July 29, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, jumped in front early but fell 8-5 to the Mississippi Braves Monday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.


Brandon Marsh hit his third home run of the season, a leadoff shot in the bottom of the first. It was Marsh's second home run of the month.


However, Tucker Davidson (6-6) recorded a quality start, holding the BayBears (41-64 overall, 14-23 second half) scoreless for the next four innings until a two-run Jordan Zimmerman double in the sixth.


The BayBears also tallied a pair of runs in the ninth inning on a Brendon Sanger RBI single and a Roberto Baldoquin RBI double. Baldoquin finished the game 3-for-4.


The Braves (51-55, 18-19) tallied two runs in the second and three in the fourth against Andrew Wantz (0-3). Daniel Lockhart hit a home run for the second straight game, a solo shot in the eighth.


The BayBears continue the five-game home series against Mississippi Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. Right-handed pitcher Tyler Carpenter (1-2, 4.04 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Ian Anderson (7-5, 2.66 ERA) for the Braves. Live coverage can be seen on (subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on, the TuneIn app, and the MiLB First Pitch app, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 6:15 p.m.


The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 2. The new BayBears Pass is available, featuring a general admission ticket to every BayBears game at Hank Aaron Stadium for only $19.97 per month. Partial plans are also available, featuring a 7-game plan and a 12-game option to guarantee bobbleheads and receive tickets to select fireworks nights. Individual game tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 251-572-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, 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 175 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) 572-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at


This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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