BayBears blank Blue Wahoos for 12th shutout win of year

Castillo tosses seven scoreless, Ghelfi goes 4-for-4 with home run

By Mobile BayBears | August 26, 2018 9:51 PM

PENSACOLA, Fla. (August 26, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, needed just a single run to defeat the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 1-0 Sunday evening at Blue Wahoos Stadium.


Jesus Castillo (9-4) tossed seven scoreless frames, matching his career-high. He worked out of a jam in the fifth inning after two singles to start the inning, inducing a double play and getting another groundout to end the inning.


Mitch Ghelfi also tied a career-high with four hits, going a perfect 4-for-4. His solo home run to lead off the seventh inning was the only run the BayBears (65-64 overall, 28-33 second half) needed.


Ryan Clark struck out five batters in a six-out save to complete the shutout, earning his fifth save.


Tony Santillan (4-3) took the loss for Pensacola (64-66, 34-28), despite allowing just one run on the Ghelfi homer in the seventh. He struck out eight batters in 6 2/3 innings pitched.


The BayBears are tied for the league-lead with 12 shutout wins. Five of the 12 shutout victories have been by a 1-0 score.


The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Pensacola Monday at 6:35 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Matt Ball (1-1, 5.40 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Daniel Wright (6-10, 4.30 ERA) for the Blue Wahoos. Live coverage can be seen on (Pensacola 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 Thursday and host five more regular-season home games 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, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at


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