MOBILE, Ala. (April 15, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, out-hit the Jackson Generals for the second straight game but were handed a 3-2 loss Saturday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Jordan Kipper (0-1) recorded a quality start, allowing just two hits in six innings of work. However, he was tagged with a loss in the outing. Relievers Jon Fitzsimmons, Brandon Peterson, and Ronnie Muck all tossed scoreless, hitless innings for the BayBears (3-6) after Kipper departed.
Third baseman Colin Walsh drove in all three runs for Jackson (7-2). Mobile jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but Walsh hit a two-run homer in the third to put the Generals in front for good. He added a run of insurance with a sacrifice fly in the fifth to make it 3-1.
Forrestt Allday and Luis Tejada both had RBI single for the BayBears in the first and sixth innings, respectively. Mobile out-hit Jackson 6-2 but left seven runners on base in the loss.
In the first nine games, seven have been decided by just one run. The BayBears are 2-5 in one-run games to start the year.
The BayBears wrap up the home series Monday at 2:05 p.m. against the Jackson Generals. Right-hander Alex Klonowski (0-0, -.-- ERA) is slated to make his first start of the season for Mobile against lefty Alex Young (0-0, 1.80 ERA) for Jackson. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv 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 1:45 p.m.
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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