JACKSON, Tenn. (July 12, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, let a four-run lead slip away and dropped the series opener to the Jackson Generals 8-7 in walk-off fashion Thursday night at the Ballpark at Jackson.
Zach Gibbons went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple in the first, a two-run double in the seventh, and two runs scored. Michael Barash also had a multi-hit game, with his fifth home run of the season to lead off the second.
The BayBears (48-40 overall, 11-9 second half) let a 3-0 lead and a 7-3 lead slip away. After a four-run Mobile seventh, former BayBear Jamie Westbrook tied the game with a two-out grand slam for Jackson (47-43, 8-13) in the bottom of the eighth.
Josh Prince hit a one-out triple off Ralston Cash (1-1) in the ninth. Daniel Robertson drove in pinch-runner Jose Vinicio with a walk-off single to left-center field.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Jackson Friday at 6:05 p.m. CDT. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Jackson feed, 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 5:45 p.m. CDT.
The BayBears return home Wednesday and 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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