BILOXI, Miss. (August 21, 2017) - After both teams went scoreless through the first 11 innings, the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, manufactured a run in the 12th to win 1-0 in the series opener against the Biloxi Shuckers Monday night at MGM Park.
Despite being out-hit 12-2, the BayBears plated the first run of the game in the top of the 12th against Jorge Lopez (7-8). With runners on first and second with one out, Zach Gibbons reached base on a fielding error that allowed Zach Houchins to score.
Jesus Castillo , Abel De Los Santos , Greg Mahle , Damien Magnifico (1-0), and Adam Hofacket combined to throw the 11th shutout of the season for the BayBears. Magnifico pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three batters in the win, and Hofacket earned his sixth save.
Corbin Burnes pitched eight scoreless innings for Biloxi (63-60, 27-27), allowed just two hits, and tallied eight strikeouts. He pitched five hitless frames before giving up a leadoff single in the sixth. Nick Ramirez retired all nine batters he faced in three innings of relief.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Biloxi Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Tyler Carpenter (2-6, 4.35 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Aaron Wilkerson (10-4, 3.04 ERA) for the Shuckers. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Biloxi 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. 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 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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