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BayBears top the BlueWahoos 4-3
Nick Ahmed capped a three-run ninth with a two-out, two-run walk-off single against Trevor Bell, giving the Mobile BayBears a 4-3 win over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Saturday night at Hank Aaron Stadium. It was the fourth loss in a row for Pensacola.
Mobile entered the last of the ninth trailing 3-1, but put a couple runners on base thanks to walks from Jamie Walczak. Bell (L, 0-1) came on with two on and one out and gave up a pinch-hit RBI double to Garrett Weber to make it 3-2. After Justin Greene struck out, Ahmed laced a first pitch fastball into the gap in left center to score two runs and give the BayBears the win.
Pensacola had rallied in the eighth against reliever Matt Gorgen. Devin Lohman started the rally with a walk before Corey Wimberly singled up the middle to put two on with just one out. Yorman Rodriguez then came through with a two-run double to the right-center field gap to give Pensacola a 2-1 lead. Rodriguez would later score on a single from Brandon Short to make it 3-1.
Both starting pitchers were dominant in the contest with Andrew Chafin and Jon Moscot tossing five scoreless innings apiece. In his final start of the 2013 season, Moscot allowed four base hits but struck out five for Pensacola. Chafin answered by allowing just two base hits with a pair of punchouts.
Mobiles lone run prior to the ninth came on a Raywilly Gomez RBI double in the sixth inning against Michael Lorenzen. Blake Cooper (W, 5-2) picked up the win for the BayBears with a scoreless 1.1 innings.
The Wahoos will look to snap their four-game losing streak on Sunday evening at 5:05 p.m. Josh Smith (10-9, 3.41) gets the ball for Pensacola in search of his franchise-record 11th win of the year while Mobile will go with southpaw David Holmberg (5-7, 2.66)