M-Braves finally beat Mobile

Published 11:58 pm Friday, July 29, 2011

At long last, the Mississippi Braves found a way to beat Mobile.

Ernesto Mejia delivered a tiebreaking single during a three-run rally in the fifth inning, and the M-Braves beat Mobile for the first time in their last eight meetings, 5-4 on Friday night at Trustmark Park.

Mejia’s single scored Mycal Jones, who had tied the game at 3 with an RBI double. Willie Cabrera than followed Mejia with an RBI single of his own to make it 5-3.

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Former Mississippi State star Ed Easley delievered an RBI single for Mobile in the seventh inning to make it a one-run game, but the BayBears couldn’t get any closer.

Brett Oberholtzer, the reigning Southern League Pitcher of the Week, went six innings and earned the win but wasn’t particularly sharp. He allowed three runs, four earned and walked six. His fifth victory in a row tied an M-Braves franchise record.

The five-game series concludes tonight at 7:05 at Trustmark Park.