BILOXI, Miss. (August 18, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, split a doubleheader against the Biloxi Shuckers to wrap up the six-game series Saturday night at MGM Park, winning the first game 7-1 and dropping the finale 6-0.
The BayBears jumped out to an early 6-0 lead before rain halted play for 1 hour, 52 minutes in the second inning. Following the delay, Mobile cruised to a 7-1 victory.
Jo Adell and Roberto Baldoquin both had three-hit games. Adell had a pair of doubles, a home run in the fourth, and scored three runs. Baldoquin matched his career-high with four RBIs, including a three-run triple in the second.
After grabbing an early 1-0 lead, Brendon Sanger led off the second with his second home run of the series. Following Baldoquin's bases-clearing triple, Joe Hudson drove him in with another triple to cap the scoring in a five-run frame against Cameron Roegner (0-1).
Ralston Cash (2-1) earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief.
The BayBears (61-60 overall, 24-30 second half) were held to just one hit, a Jahmai Jones single, in a 6-0 loss in the series finale.
Thomas Jankins (10-8) tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings for Biloxi (71-54, 30-25) and retired the first nine batters of the game. Nate Griep recorded the final five outs for his league-high 30th save, tying him for first in all of Minor League Baseball.
The Shuckers scored three runs in the third and sixth. Clint Coulter had his second three-run hit of the series, clearing the bases with a double off Alex Klonowski (9-3) in the sixth to put the game out of reach.
The BayBears begin a five-game home series against the Mississippi Braves Sunday at 5:05 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jesus Castillo (8-4, 4.81 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Ian Anderson (0-0, 2.25 ERA) for the Braves. 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 4:45 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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