BayBears throw second combined no-hitter of 2018 season
MOBILE, Ala. (May 14, 2018) - Griffin Canning , Greg Mahle , Adrian Almeida , and Ryan Clark combined to throw the second no-hitter of the season for the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Angels, just 16 days after the first one on April 28 in Montgomery. The
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Canning pitched the first 4 1/3 innings and struck out eight batters. He walked two batters and allowed one to reach on a fielding error. Mahle (3-0) retired all five batters he faced and fanned three. Almeida and Clark combined to issue five walks over the final three innings but kept the Barons (18-20) out of the hit column. The BayBears (18-19) struck out 13 Birmingham batters in the gem.
Here it is: The @Mobile_BayBears second no-hitter in less than three weeks.— The Southern League (@SLeagueBaseball) May 15, 2018
They are the first Southern League team since the 1997 Memphis Chicks to throw two no-hitters in this short of a time span. pic.twitter.com/tKlw1b95bi
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Monday's no-hitter was the third in team history and the first thrown at home by a Mobile squad in 22 seasons at Hank Aaron Stadium. The 2018 BayBears are just the second team in Southern League history to throw two nine-inning no-hitters in the same season, joining the 1971 Columbus Astros.
The BayBears continue the five-game home series against Birmingham Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. Angels No. 12 prospect
The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and group and hospitality offerings for the 2018 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 Angels and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Ala. 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,