MOBILE, Ala. (July 30, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, matched their season high with 12 runs scored in a 12-5 victory over the Mississippi Braves in the series opener Sunday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.Three players had multi-hit games for
MOBILE, Ala. (July 30, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, matched their season high with 12 runs scored in a 12-5 victory over the Mississippi Braves in the series opener Sunday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Three players had multi-hit games for Mobile (46-58 overall, 16-19 second half). Matt Thaiss went 3-for-4 with a season-high three RBI, and he matched his career-high with three runs scored. Zach Gibbons had a multi-hit game with a season-high four RBI. Troy Montgomery went 2-for-3 and matched his career-high with three runs scored.
Mike Soroka (10-6) gave up a career-high seven runs in 5 1/3 innings pitched. The BayBears scored two runs in the first inning, four in the third, and five in the sixth, including three straight bases-loaded walks against reliever Jacob Webb. Catcher Sal Giardina entered the game as a pitcher, and he induced a double play to end the seventh inning before allowing one run on two hits in the eighth.
Conor Lillis-White (1-3) earned his first Double-A win with three scoreless innings of relief. He matched his season-high with five strikeouts.
Alex Jackson drew three walks and scored twice in his Double-A debut for the Braves (46-59, 12-23). Tyler Nelsony went a perfect 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
The previous time Mobile scored 12 runs in a game was in a 12-1 win over Mississippi on April 20 at Trustmark Park.
The BayBears continue the six-game home series against Mississippi with a doubleheader Monday beginning at 5:05 p.m. CT. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) 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 4:45 p.m. CT.
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 González, 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 [email protected].