JACKSON, Tenn. (July 14, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, cut an early deficit to just one but dropped their third straight game to the Jackson Generals 8-3 Saturday night at the Ballpark at Jackson.
Brennon Lund recorded his team-high 26th multi-hit game of the season and drove in a pair of runs. His two-out single in the fifth got the BayBears (48-42 overall, 11-11 second half) on the board after falling behind 2-0 early. Lund also hit an RBI double as part of a two-run seventh to cut the Jackson lead to 6-3.
However, the Generals (49-43, 10-13) scored runs in four of their last five trips to the plate to pull away. Former BayBear Domingo Leyba homered for the second straight game, a two-run shot in the fifth, and Tyler Ladendorf added a two-run homer in the sixth. Daniel Robertson collected three hits for the third consecutive night, including a two-run single in the seventh.
Joel Payamps (8-3) earned the win with a quality start, giving up one run on five hits in six innings pitched. Bud Jeter notched his first save, tossing 2 1/3 scoreless, hitless frames to finish the game.
Jeremy Beasley (1-1) took the loss for the BayBears in his second Double-A start, allowing four runs on a career-high 10 hits.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Jackson Sunday at 6:05 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Alex Klonowski (5-2, 3.93 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Bo Takahashi (1-3, 6.03 ERA) for the Generals. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Jackson 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 5:45 p.m. CDT.
The BayBears return home Wednesday and host a total of 70 home dates 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 MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.
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