BayBears Sink Wahoos 4-1

June 17, 2018

Pensacola fell short of completing their first four-game winning streak of the season as the BayBears won Saturday night’s sellout at Blue Wahoos Stadium 4-1.

The Wahoos pitchers all struggled to settle into the game during their outings. Victor Payano, Jose Rafael De Paula and Alejandro Chacin (L, 0-1) totaled seven walks, six hits, and despite 11 strikeouts, allowed four runs over the course of the game. Jesus Reyes pitched only one inning in the top of the ninth and did not allow the BayBears to do any more damage.

The BayBears struck gold in the first inning on a Zach Houchins sac fly to center fielder Narciso Crook that scored Luis Rengifo to give Mobile the early 1-0 lead. With the game tied 1-1 in the top of the sixth inning, Rengifo doubled in the right-center alley, which scored Zach Gibbons and Riley Unroe. That gave Mobile a 3-1 lead. Bo Way tripled on a line drive to right field, which allowed Gibbons to score another run that increased the lead to 4-1.

Joe Gatto had an impressive outing for Mobile as he pitched 4.1 innings with one run on seven hits, and no walks with six strikeouts. Tyler Stevens (S, 3) is credited with the save as he retired the side in the ninth inning, which secured the victory for the BayBears.

Aristides Aquino scored the only run for the Wahoos with a solo homer in the bottom of the fourth, which was his ninth home run of the season.

The Wahoos will look to bounce back in Sunday afternoon’s first-half finale. Pensacola right-hander Vladimir Gutierrez (3-8, 5.86) will open the game for the Blue Wahoos will take the mound, and right-hander Jesus Castillo (4-4, 5.23) will take the hill for the BayBears.

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