MOBILE, Ala. (April 7, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, won their first game of the Farewell Season 2-1 in 11 innings against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Sunday afternoon at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Roberto Pena went 3-for-5 and delivered the game-winning hit, a leadoff single off Sam Clay (0-1) in the bottom of the 11th to score Roberto Baldoquin . Pena is 4-for-7 at the plate in his first two games this season.
Dario Beltre (1-0) retired all six batters he faced in the 10th and 11th. He induced four ground ball outs and two flyouts to keep Pensacola (3-1) off the board, despite having a runner on third base in both innings.
Max Herrmann made the start for the BayBears (1-3) and tossed four scoreless frames before allowing an unearned run in the fifth. Herrmann only gave up three hits, two of which stayed in the infield, in 4 1/3 innings pitched.
Brandon Sandoval also had a multi-hit game, including an RBI single to drive in Baldoquin and tie the game in the seventh. Sandoval has gone 5-for-13 in the first four games.
The BayBears wrap up the five-game home series against Pensacola Monday at 6:35 p.m. Right-handed pitcher Jose Rodriguez (0-0, -.-- ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Sean Poppen (0-0, -.-- ERA) for the Blue Wahoos. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on MobileBayBears.com, the TuneIn app, and the MiLB First Pitch app., with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 6:15 p.m.
The BayBears host 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 2. The new BayBears Pass is available, featuring a general admission ticket to every BayBears game at Hank Aaron Stadium for only $19.97 per month. Season ticket packages and partial plans are also available, featuring a 7-game plan and a 12-game option to guarantee bobbleheads and receive tickets to select fireworks nights. Individual game tickets can be purchased online at MobileBayBears.com or by calling 251-572-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, 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 175 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) 572-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.
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