BayBears twirl two-hit shutout against Pensacola

Castillo tosses six scoreless innings to earn second win

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By Mobile BayBears | May 18, 2019 10:57 PM

PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 18, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, allowed just two hits in a 3-0 shutout victory over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Saturday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

 

Jesus Castillo (2-4) pitched six scoreless innings and gave up just a pair of singles. Despite walking four batters, he struck out five and recorded his second win. Castillo has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his last five outings.

 

Brendon Sanger and Jhoan Urena hit back-to-back doubles off Adam Bray (2-2) to begin the top of the second to give Mobile (18-24) an early 1-0 lead. Sanger and Urena extended their on-base streaks to 13 and 16 games, respectively.

 

Jorge Alcala pitched four scoreless innings for Pensacola (26-17) before allowing a pair of runs in the sixth on a wild pitch and a Brandon Sandoval RBI single.

 

With wins in each of the first three games, the BayBears are the first team to hand the Blue Wahoos a series loss. Pensacola had won eight consecutive series to open the season.

 

The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Pensacola Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Right-handed pitcher Jason Alexander (1-1, 2.63 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Brusdar Graterol (5-0, 1.69 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 12:45 p.m.

 

The BayBears return home Wednesday 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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