Mobile Bay Bears slip past M-Braves

Published 11:39 am Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Mississippi Braves continue to struggle in tight games. Tuesday night at Trustmark Park in Pearl was no different.

The Mobile BayBears got a strong performance from pitcher Jarrod Parker and earned a 2-1 win, dropping the M-Braves to 2-14 in one-run games.

Parker (4-4) limited the Braves to just three hits in five innings of work.

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The Bay Bears scored all of their runs in the sixth inning. A.J. Pollock singled and Paul Goldschmidt was hit by pitch. Ryan Wheeler walked before a Taylor Harbin single plated Pollock. Marc Krauss delivered a sacrifice fly, bringing home Goldschmidt. The M-Braves cut the lead to 2-1, with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Donell Linares doubled to drive in Willie Cabrera, who had reached after being hit by a pitch. Marcus Lemon doubled with two outs in the ninth, but the M-Braves couldn’t take advantage as Jordan Kreke popped out to end the game.