PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 17, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, won their second straight game against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 8-2 Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium.
The BayBears (17-24) plated three runs in the second against Sean Poppen (2-3) and three more in the seventh off Sam Clay to pull away. Brandon Marsh led the charge with three hits, three RBIs, and two runs scored. It was Marsh's seventh multi-hit game and first three-RBI game of the season.
After Pensacola (26-16) plated a pair of unearned runs against Max Herrmann in the fifth, Michael Santos (2-1) entered with two outs in the frame and helped Mobile preserve its lead. Santos got the BayBears out of a bases-loaded jam still ahead 3-2 and allowed just one hit in 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.
The BayBears added five runs of insurance over the final three innings. Marsh plated two runs with a seventh-inning single and ninth-inning double. Marsh and Zane Gurwitz , making his Double-A debut, both scored on a Jordan Gore throwing error to cap the scoring in the seventh.
Connor Justus also contributed with an RBI double in the eighth. The BayBears hit a season-high seven doubles in the game.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Pensacola Saturday at 6:05 p.m. Right-handed pitcher Jesus Castillo (1-4, 4.82 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Jorge Alcala (5-1, 4.12 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 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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