JACKSON, Tenn. (July 27, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, scored three runs in the third inning to defeat the Jackson Generals 4-2 Thursday night at the Ballpark at Jackson.With the game tied 2-2 in the third, Zach Houchins hit his
JACKSON, Tenn. (July 27, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, scored three runs in the third inning to defeat the Jackson Generals 4-2 Thursday night at the Ballpark at Jackson.
With the game tied 2-2 in the third, Zach Houchins hit his eighth home run of the season. The two-run blast to left field put the BayBears (44-57 overall, 14-18 second half) back in the lead, after briefly falling behind 2-1. Houchins finished 2-for-4, recording his team-high 29th multi-hit game.
Tyler Carpenter (2-5) earned his first win since Opening Day, only allowing four hits in five innings pitched. Jackson (54-49, 17-16) scored two runs, one earned, on a Kelly Dugan double in the first inning.
Kevin Grendell , Michael Dimock , and Greg Mahle combined to hold the Generals to just one hit over the final four innings. Grendell and Mahle retired the side in order in the sixth and ninth, and Dimock struck out three batters in two innings of relief.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Jackson Friday at 6:05 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Grayson Long (5-6, 3.18 ERA) is slated to make the start against righty Joel Payamps (4-4, 5.59 ERA) for the Generals. 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 5:45 p.m. CT.
The BayBears return home Sunday and 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 González, 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 [email protected].