BayBears Take Two from Jackson, Crush Playoff Hopes
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BayBears and Generals play 44 innings in three days of doubleheaders
MOBILE, Ala. (August 21, 2013) – The Generals and BayBears played 44 innings over three straight doubleheaders Monday through Wednesday at Hank Aaron Stadium. Jackson (28-30) dropped their second straight doubleheader to the Mobile BayBears (32-27) with 1-0 and 2-1 losses. Both games featured sharp pitching and little offense. The BayBears take the series with the win having won four of six in the seven-game set.
The story of the first game was pitching. Trevor Miller (ND, 2-1, 4.04) tossed what could be considered his best start of the year going 7.2 shutout innings, allowing only four hits. Miller did give up four free passes in the game, but struck out five in the no decision. The right-hander threw a season-high 110 pitches but never got any run support thanks to Mobile starter David Holmberg.
Holmberg went seven strong surrendering only three hits. The BayBears starter walked two and struck out five. Blake Cooper (W, 4-2, 2.84) worked the final two innings and picked up the win.
Cooper got the win because Mobile grabbed a walk-off hit for the second straight game. The BayBears loaded the bases off of Dominic Leone (L, 1-2, 2.84) and Ender Inciarte, who had a game-high three hits, lined one down the third base line to score Justin Greene for the third straight win.
The second game of the doubleheader featured a pair of player debuts at the Double-A level. Left-hander Cam Hobson (L, 0-1, 3.00) was 5-9 with A+ High Desert and had a tough beginning to an otherwise solid start. The southpaw threw 109 pitches through six innings. He gave up two runs through the first three innings, but shut the door after that. Hobson scattered seven hits, walked four and struck out four.
Jack Marder (1-2, HR, RBI, R) was the lone offensive spark with his solo shot in the second. It was his fourth long ball of the season. Chantz Mack (1-3, SB, K) made his debut with a hit in his first at-bat. Jabari Blash (1-1, 2 BB) stayed hot by reaching base in all three at-bats in the game.
The final game of the seven-game series will begin at 7:05 p.m. (CT) Thursday night. The pitching matchup will feature Anthony Vasquez (1-3, 3.86) going against Bo Schultz (5-3, 2.79).