MOBILE, Ala. (July 5, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, came through with a pair of key hits to defeat the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4-2 Friday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Erick Salcedo delivered the game-winning knock off Tommy Eveld (1-2) in the bottom of the eighth. Salcedo's two-out, two-run single with a 3-2 count put the BayBears (34-50 overall, 7-9 second half) in front 4-2.
Julian Leon got Mobile on the board first with a two-run double in the second. However, Adrian Nieto cut the lead in half with a home run for Jacksonville (38-48, 9-7) in the third. J.C. Millan tied the game at 2 in the fifth, scoring on a groundout.
Adam Hofacket (3-2) earned the win with three scoreless, hitless innings of relief. He retired nine of the 10 batters he faced. Luis Pena kept the Jumbo Shrimp off the board in the ninth to record his first save.
The BayBears continue the six-game home series against Jacksonville Saturday at 7:05 p.m. Right-handed pitcher Tyler Carpenter (0-0, 2.78 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Jorge Guzman (4-8, 4.12 ERA) for the Jumbo Shrimp. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (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 6:45 p.m.
The BayBears 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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