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BayBears bats come alive in win over M-Braves

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PEARL, Miss. (May 10, 2017) – The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, jumped in front in the first inning, recorded 12 hits in the game, and held on to defeat the Mississippi Braves 6-5 Wednesday at Trustmark Park.

Four players finished with multi-hit games, including David Fletcher and Forrestt Allday. Fletcher recorded his first three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-5. Allday went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks to extend his on-base streak to 16 games. He has collected multiple hits in six of his last night games.

The BayBears (13-20) sent eight men to the plate in the first inning and scored a trio of runs against Matt Withrow (1-1). Mobile added two more on Fletcher’s two-run single in the fourth, and Wade Wass homered in the fifth to make it 6-2. Wass has now hit three home runs in his last seven games.

Grayson Long (1-2) pitched five innings and earned his first win of the season. Long gave up two runs on four hits in the first two innings, including a Ronald Acuna homer, but allowed just more hit over his final three innings of work.

The Braves (17-16) plated runs against Eric Karch, Justin Anderson, and Adam Hofacket in the eighth and ninth to cut Mobile’s lead to 6-5. However, Hofacket struck out Joey Meneses with runners on second and third to close out the game.

The BayBears continue the five-game road series Thursday at 7:00 p.m. CT against Mississippi. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Mississippi 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 6:40 p.m. CT.

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