MONTGOMERY, Ala. (May 2, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, grabbed an early lead and relied on dominant pitching to defeat the Montgomery Biscuits 3-1 Thursday at Riverwalk Stadium.Matt Ball (1-1) became the first BayBears pitcher to record a quality start. Ball tossed
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (May 2, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, grabbed an early lead and relied on dominant pitching to defeat the Montgomery Biscuits 3-1 Thursday at Riverwalk Stadium.
Matt Ball (1-1) became the first BayBears pitcher to record a quality start. Ball tossed a season-high six scoreless innings and struck out six batters in his first win since his Double-A debut last year on August 14.
Julian Leon got the scoring started for Mobile (12-14) with his first Double-A home run, a two-run blast to left field off Biscuits opener Dalton Moats (1-1) in the top of the second. Brandon Marsh matched his career-high with a four-hit game and added a run of insurance with an RBI double in the sixth.
Adrian Almeida tossed a scoreless seventh inning, and Zac Ryan recorded his second save. Montgomery (16-10) broke up the shutout bid in the ninth with a Miles Mastrobuoni RBI single, but Ryan struck out two batters and left two runners stranded.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Montgomery Friday at 6:35 p.m. Right-handed pitcher Jeremy Beasley (1-1, 3.48 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against southpaw Kenny Rosenberg (1-0, 2.70 ERA) for the Biscuits. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Montgomery 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 6:15 p.m.
The BayBears return home Monday 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 González, 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 [email protected].