BayBears let four-run lead slip away in loss to Shuckers

Sanger homers in return to Mobile, Ghelfi drives in two more runs

By Mobile BayBears | August 15, 2018 11:17 PM

BILOXI, Miss. (August 15, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, led 5-1 in the sixth inning but fell 6-5 to the Biloxi Shuckers Wednesday night at MGM Park.


The BayBears (60-59 overall, 23-28 second half) scored three runs in the first two innings. Brendon Sanger added a solo home run in the fifth, and Mitch Ghelfi drove in his second run of the game in the sixth to give Mobile a 5-1 lead.


However, the Shuckers (69-53, 28-24) scored the final five runs of the game. Clint Coulter hit a three-run triple in the sixth and scored the tying run on a groundout. Biloxi pushed across the go-ahead run on a missed catch error in the eighth. Mobile committed four errors in the game.


For the second straight day, Jon Olczak (8-3) earned a win in relief. Nate Griep worked around a two-out walk to record his league-high 29th save.


The BayBears continue the six-game road series against Biloxi Thursday at 6:35 p.m. CDT. Live coverage can be seen on (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.


The BayBears return home Sunday 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, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at


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