BayBears Drop Series Opener in Walk-Off Fashion

June 13, 2018 - Southern League (SL) - Mobile BayBears News Release

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, led 1-0 through seven innings but dropped the series opener to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2-1 Wednesday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

Jason Alexander pitched six scoreless innings and gave up just one hit in his Double-A debut. He walked two batters and recorded six strikeouts. Alexander retired 11 straight batters to finish his start and left in line for the win, following a Zach Gibbons home run in the seventh to break a scoreless tie.

However, the Blue Wahoos (28-36) came back with a pair of runs against Greg Mahle (3-1). Chris Okey hit a game-tying homer with two outs in the eighth inning. Shed Long led off the ninth with a double and scored the winning run two batters later on Brian O'Grady's sacrifice fly.

The BayBears (35-29) pitching staff had combined for 16 consecutive scoreless innings before the Okey home run. It was also the first walk-off win for an opponent against Mobile this season.

The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Pensacola Thursday at 6:35 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Luis Pena (2-4, 4.27 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Daniel Wright (2-4, 5.05 ERA) for the Blue Wahoos. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (milb.tv) (Pensacola feed, 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 6:15 p.m.

The BayBears return home next Thursday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Group and hospitality offerings for the 2018 season can be reserved by calling (251) 479-BEAR (2327).

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