BayBears offense provides fireworks in Fourth of July win

For second straight night, BayBears hit three home runs

By Mobile BayBears | July 4, 2017 11:03 PM

MOBILE, Ala. (July 4, 2017) - The offense for the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, continued to stay hot with a second straight three-home run game in a 6-4 comeback win Tuesday night against the Mississippi Braves, in front of an Independence Day crowd of 5,924 at Hank Aaron Stadium.

Zach Houchins , Wade Wass , and Jared Walsh all hit home runs for the BayBears (35-46 overall, 5-7 second half). Houchins and Wass hit solo dingers in the third and fourth innings, respectively. Walsh's three-run homer in the eighth inning off Bradley Roney (4-1) put Mobile in front for good, 6-4.

The BayBears let a pair of one-run leads slip away earlier in the game. Mississippi (37-45, 3-9) plated a pair of runs in the third inning. Ronald Acuna and Sal Giardina hit solo home runs in the sixth and seventh, respectively.

Jaime Barria gave up four runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched. He struck out a season-high seven batters and did not issue a walk. Greg Mahle and Adam Hofacket (1-2) combined to hold Mississippi to just one hit over the final 2 1/3 innings.

The BayBears return continue the five-game series against Mississippi Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Osmer Morales (3-3, 4.90 ERA) is slated to make the start against righty Mike Soroka (9-4, 2.23 ERA) for the Braves. Live coverage can be seen on (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).

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, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at


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