MOBILE, Ala. (April 19, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, split a doubleheader with the Montgomery Biscuits Friday night at Hank Aaron Stadium, winning the first game 2-1 and falling 10-1 in the finale.
Adrian De Horta struck out a career-high 10 batters in four scoreless innings. He allowed just two hits and pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the third. Montgomery left eight on base in the game and went just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
Brandon Sandoval and Connor Justus both had two-hit games and led the BayBears at the plate against Josh Fleming (1-1). Sandoval scored both runs, crossing home on an Erick Salcedo sacrifice fly in the third and a Justus single in the fourth.
Joe Gatto (2-0) gave up one run on three hits in two frames of relief and earned his second win. Ryan Clark gave up a pair of hits and walked a batter in the top of the seventh, but he got out of inning unscathed to record his second save.
After a pair of scoreless innings, the BayBears (6-8) ran into trouble in the third and fourth. Montgomery (8-6) scored four runs on one hit and four walks in the third inning, and the Biscuits piled on six more runs in the top of the fourth.
Patrick Sandoval (0-2) lasted just 2 1/3 innings and gave up four runs, three earned, despite not allowing a hit. Sandoval and Dario Beltre both walked three batters, and they combined to walk three with the bases loaded.
Tyler Zombro and Kenny Rosenberg (1-0) retired the first 10 Mobile batters, but the BayBears got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Jhoan Urena plated Jahmai Jones with a double to the left field corner. Jones hit safely in all five games of the series, and he now has a hit in seven of the last eight games after five straight hitless games to open the season.
The BayBears begin a five-game road series against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Saturday at 6:05 p.m. Right-handed pitcher Matt Ball (0-0, 1.93 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Jorge Alcala (3-0, 2.30 ERA) for the Blue Wahoos. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Pensacola feed, subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on MobileBayBears.com, the TuneIn app, and the MiLB First Pitch app., with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 5:45 p.m.
The BayBears return home Thursday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 2. The new BayBears Pass is available, featuring a general admission ticket to every BayBears game at Hank Aaron Stadium for only $19.97 per month. Season ticket packages and partial plans are also available, featuring a 7-game plan and a 12-game option to guarantee bobbleheads and receive tickets to select fireworks nights. Individual game tickets can be purchased online at MobileBayBears.com or by calling 251-572-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, 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 175 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) 572-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.
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