MOBILE, Ala. (August 10, 2018) - After trailing 6-0 in the middle of the fourth inning, the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, reeled off eight unanswered runs to defeat the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 8-6 Friday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Jose Rojas hit a solo home run, his team-high 17th, in the bottom of the fourth to begin the comeback in motion. Later in the frame, Mitch Ghelfi hit a three-run homer to put the BayBears (57-57 overall, 20-26 second half) within striking distance. Ghelfi matched his career-high with four RBIs in the game, adding a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
Roberto Baldoquin drove in the next three runs to put Mobile in front for good. His RBI single in the fifth inning cut the deficit to one, and he plated a pair of runs with a single to right field off Carlos Navas (4-3) in the seventh.
Jose Rodriguez struck out a season-high 11 batters in a five-inning start. Alex Klonowski (9-2) held the Blue Wahoos (61-54, 31-16) scoreless for the final four innings and got out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning.
The BayBears continue the five-game home series against Pensacola Saturday at 7:05 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jason Alexander (0-5, 4.05 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Daniel Wright (6-7, 3.70 ERA) for the Blue Wahoos. 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. Season tickets and 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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