Parker Effectively Wild in 2nd Double-A Win

Parker Effectively Wild in 2nd Double-A Win

The Mobile BayBears' ugly six-game losing streak appears to be fully behind them as they have now taken two straight from the Huntsville Stars. Monday night's victory came courtesy of a four-run fourth inning, an effectively wild Jarrod Parker, and a typical steady performance from the bullpen.

Five solid frames from Jarrod Parker and Cyle Hankerd's second consecutive three-hit performance lifted the BayBears past the Huntsville Stars 5-3 on Monday night. 

Parker (2-2) fanned five in the contest including the first two hitters he faced.  He also walked a season-high four batters and threw a wild pitch in the contest.

He ran into trouble briefly in the second when Drew Anderson singled and scored on a two-base gapper from Vinny Rottino. Rottino had a chance to do more damage in the third, but instead bounced into a 6-4-3 double play with the bases loaded to end that inning.

The game shifted from there with the BayBears (21-17) tying the score in the third on Sean Coughlin's first Double-A home run against Huntsville (16-17) southpaw Bobby Bramhall (0-3) who only lasted 3.2 innings.

In the fourth, the BayBears began to tattoo Bramhall.  Mark Hallberg walked ahead of a single by Ricardo Sosa. Hankerd put the BayBears on top for good with a two-run double to right-center,plating Hallberg and Sosa. Hankerd then came home on a sac fly by Chris Rahl. Donovan Hand replaced Bramhall and walked Evan Frey to force the last BayBear tally.

Kyler Newby surrendered a run on four hits in two innings of relief. Daniel Stange (S, 6) recorded the last six outs while coughing up a run on two hits. He fanned Anderson to end the contest.

Bear Essentials

* Jarrod Parker singled in the contest for the first hit of his professional career.

* Frey has nearly as many RBI (23) as hits (28); an extremely strange phenomenon for a leadoff hitter

* Stange's six saves is the fifth-highest total in the Southern League


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