Mobile BayBears Finally Fall
Kevin Munson

Posted Apr 10, 2012

The Mobile BayBears fell in late innings to the hands of the Mississippi Braves Monday night. Mobile took the series, but Mississippi avoided the five-game sweep with a pair of late inning runs to down the BayBears 4-2 in the final game of the five game road series at Trustmark Park. Mobile dropped to 4-1 with their first loss of the season.

BayBears LHP Tyler Skaggs pitching six innings, allowing just one run on five hits and fanning seven Braves batters before earning a no decision. Mobile would be the first to put up numbers on the scoreboard for the fifth straight game. The BayBears scored two runs in the top of the third inning when Adam Eaton came through with a one out, RBI single up the middle, driving in Rossmel Perez and Wladimir Sutil to give Mobile a 2-0 lead.

Mississippi answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the third when Andrelton Simmons singled to left with two outs and plated his teammate and Braves LHP Chris Masters. Mississippi cut the Mobile lead in half and then relied on their bullpen to back Masters when his night was over after 4.1 innings, in which he allowed two runs on five hits in a no-decision.

Neither team would produce more scoring chances until the Braves Cory Harrilchak drew a bases loaded walk off LHP Eury De La Rosa in the bottom of the seventh to tie the score at two. Mississippi would strike again for two more runs in the bottom of the eighth with a balk and sac fly against Kevin Munson that would give the Braves the decisive 4-2 lead and eventual victory.

RHP Kevin Munson was credited with giving up the two game-winning runs for the Braves. Munson falls to 1-1 on the season, while the Braves got a win out of the pen courtesy of LHP Ryan Buchter, who struck out the side in his one inning of work and earned the win to improve to 1-1 on the season.

BayBear Bits

  • David Nick went 1-for-3 to drop his average to .455, but it is still good for highest in the SL among players with over 15 PA
  • Matt Davidson went 2-for-3 with a walk; he now leads the league with a .565 OBP
  • Munson had surrendered neither a hit nor a run in three innings prior to taking the loss Monday
  • Three BayBears were caught stealing: Davidson, Eaton, and  Raoul Torres

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