BayBears sweep doubleheader against Pensacola

Offense explodes in game one, Houchins hits walk-off homer in game two

By Mobile BayBears | June 7, 2017 11:31 PM

MOBILE, Ala. (June 7, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, won both games of a doubleheader Wednesday night against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Hank Aaron Stadium.

GAME 1:

The BayBears scored four runs in the first three innings and went on to defeat Pensacola 8-2.

Wade Wass hit his ninth home run of the season off Deck McGuire (5-4) to put Mobile in front, and the BayBears added three more runs in the third. David Fletcher hit an RBI single and Zach Houchins plated two with a double.

After Pensacola scored twice in the fifth off Osmer Morales (3-1) to cut the lead to 4-2, Alberto Triunfel hit a triple with the bases loaded in the sixth. The BayBears scored four runs of insurance in the frame.

GAME 2:

In a game dominated by pitching, Zach Houchins delivered with a walk-off home run off Brennan Bernardino (1-3) in the eighth inning to provide the only run.

Eric Karch , Justin Anderson , Adam Hofacket , and Michael Dimock (1-1) combined to keep Pensacola (33-26) off the board for eight innings and allowed just three hits. Karch and Anderson opened the game retiring the first 14 batters before Anderson gave up a two-out triple in the fifth. The BayBears (26-33) pitching staff did not issue a walk while striking out 13 batters.

Forrestt Allday reached in both games to extend his league-leading on-base streak to 36 games.

The BayBears wrap up the five-game home series against Pensacola Thursday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Right-hander Grayson Long (3-3, 3.21 ERA) is slated to make the start against righty Luis Castillo (2-3, 3.00 ERA) for the Blue Wahoos. Live coverage of Thursday's game 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 6:15 p.m. CT.

The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 4. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and group and hospitality offerings for the 2017 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 of Anaheim 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 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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