PEARL, Miss. (July 27, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, plated a run in the top of the ninth inning to win the series finale 3-2 over the Mississippi Braves Friday night at Trustmark Park.
After a pair of singles, Sherman Johnson broke a 2-2 tie with a one-out double down the right field line. It was the first run Corbin Clouse (4-2) had surrendered in his last 9 2/3 innings pitched.
Joe Gatto gave up two runs on five hits in six innings pitched. It was the first time the BayBears (51-51 overall, 14-20 second half) have recorded quality starts in three consecutive games this season. Zac Ryan (1-1) earned the win with two scoreless frames of relief, and Matt Custred got the final two outs for his seventh save.
Zach Gibbons got Mobile on the board early with a two-run homer, his third of the year, in the top of the second. The Braves (46-58, 17-17) tied the game with runs in each of the next two innings.
The BayBears have won all seven series against Mississippi as an Angels affiliate.
The BayBears begin a five-game home series against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Saturday at 7:05 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jose Rodriguez (6-8, 5.50 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Nick Neidert (8-6, 3.10 ERA) for the Jumbo Shrimp. 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 6:45 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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