BILOXI, Miss. (June 30, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, stormed back with eight unanswered runs to defeat the Biloxi Shuckers 8-2 in the series opener Sunday at MGM Park.After tying the game with runs in the fifth and sixth, the BayBears (32-47
BILOXI, Miss. (June 30, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, stormed back with eight unanswered runs to defeat the Biloxi Shuckers 8-2 in the series opener Sunday at MGM Park.
After tying the game with runs in the fifth and sixth, the BayBears (32-47 overall, 5-6 second half) exploded for six runs in the top of the seventh. Jhoan Urena put Mobile in front with a two-run single off Cameron Roegner (1-3). Two batters later, Zane Gurwitz hit his first career grand slam. Gurwitz finished the game a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a career-high four RBIs.
For the second straight outing, Andrew Wantz struck out seven Biloxi (45-36, 4-7) batters in a five-inning start. He allowed two runs on five hits and did not factor in the decision.
Adam Hofacket (2-2) earned the win with three scoreless innings of relief. The BayBears bullpen has not allowed a run in 12 consecutive innings.
The BayBears continue the four-game road series against Biloxi Monday at 6:35 p.m. Right-handed pitcher Tyler Carpenter (0-0, 2.45 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Alec Bettinger (4-5, 3.94 ERA) for the Shuckers. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Biloxi 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 Thursday, July 4, 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].