BayBears blow out Blue Wahoos with season-high 18 hits

Eight of nine players in Mobile starting lineup collect multiple hits

By Mobile BayBears | August 12, 2018 12:23 AM

MOBILE, Ala. (August 11, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, scored 14 runs on a season-high 18 hits and pummeled the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 14-2 Saturday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.

 

Eight of the nine players in the BayBears (58-57 overall, 21-26 second half) starting lineup had multiple hits, and nine of the 18 hits were for extra bases. Jahmai Jones went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBIs, and two runs scored. Jo Adell also snapped an 0-for-9 skid with a pair of doubles, two RBIs, and a run scored.

 

Mitch Ghelfi , who matched his career-high with four RBIs Friday night, drove in three more with a single and a triple. He has seven RBIs in the past two games, after only having two in his first 20 Southern League games with Mobile and Biloxi.

 

Jason Alexander (1-5) earned his first Double-A win, giving up two runs on six hits in a five-inning start. Daniel Wright (6-8) took the loss for Pensacola (61-55, 31-17), as the BayBears tagged him for eight runs on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

 

The BayBears wrap up the five-game home series against Pensacola Sunday at 5:05 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jesus Castillo (7-4, 4.77 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Wyatt Strahan (6-9, 7.23 ERA) for the Blue Wahoos. 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 4:45 p.m.

 

The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and 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 MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.

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