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Late rally comes up short in loss to Jacksonville

Thaiss and Ward drive in runs in eighth, Barria only allows one run
August 20, 2017

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MOBILE, Ala. (August 19, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, plated a pair of runs in the eighth inning but came up short in a 5-2 loss to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Saturday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
The BayBears (57-66 overall, 28-26 second half) were trailing 5-0 entering the eighth inning. With two runners on and two outs, Matt Thaiss got Mobile on the board with an RBI double. Taylor Ward followed with a single to drive in Forrestt Allday . With the tying run at the plate, former BayBear Daniel Schlereth induced a groundout to end the inning.
Jaime Barria (1-6) allowed just one run on five hits in five innings pitched. However, the BayBears went scoreless through the first seven innings and Barria was handed his sixth loss.
John Norwood drove in three runs, including a two-run homer in the seventh inning to increase Jacksonville's lead to 5-2. The Jumbo Shrimp (58-65, 28-25) added two more runs in the eighth inning, which started with a K.C. Serna home run.
Dillon Peters (5-2) tossed six scoreless innings, only gave up two hits, and struck out five batters to earn the win.
The BayBears wrap up the five-game home series against Jacksonville Sunday at 5:05 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Luis Pena (0-0, -.-- ERA) is scheduled to make his Double-A debut against righty Joe Gunkel (4-8, 5.05 ERA) for the Jumbo Shrimp. 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 4:45 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).
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, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at [email protected].