MOBILE, Ala. (June 24, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, recorded their league-high ninth shutout win of the season, blanking the Tennessee Smokies 9-0 Sunday evening at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Jesus Castillo (5-4) allowed just one hit in five scoreless innings pitched. He walked two batters and struck out three batters. The BayBears (40-32 overall, 3-1 second half) only gave up two hits in the game.
Mobile opened the scoring early with three runs in the first inning and never looked back. Brennon Lund went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs, and two runs scored. Luis Rengifo scored three runs and stole his 31st base of the season.
Brendon Sanger and Jared Walsh both added home runs later in the game. Sanger's home run in the fourth gave the BayBears a 4-0 lead, and Walsh capped the scoring with his 19th home run of the year.
On the current three-game win streak, the BayBears have tallied 30 runs on 35 hits with seven home runs against Tennessee (37-37, 1-3) pitching.
The BayBears continue the six-game home series against Tennessee Monday at 6:35 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Joe Gatto (1-2, 8.82 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Duncan Robinson (3-1, 3.36 ERA) for the Smokies. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (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 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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