Gus Schlosser threw seven solid innings in Mississippi's loss Saturday.
Mobile BayBears 7, Mississippi Braves 6
- Mycal Jones, CF: 1-4, R, 2B, RBI, K, SB
- Christian Bethancourt, C: 1-4, R, BB
- Tommy La Stella, 2B: 1-4, RBI, BB
- Edward Salcedo, 3B: 3-5, R, HR, 2 RBI, E (fielding)
- Omar Luna, 1B: 1-4, RBI
- Barrett Kleinknecht, PH: 1-1
- Robby Hefflinger, LF: 0-5, 3 K
- Jose Martinez, RF: 1-4, R, K, E
- Jaime Pedroza, SS: 3-4, R, RBI, K
- Christian Marrero, 1B: 1-1
- Gus Schlosser: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 96 pitches-62 strikes, 12-5 GO:FO
- Ronan Pacheco: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 7p-5s, 0:0 GO:FO
- Pat Egan: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 22p-13s, 3:0 GO:FO
- Juan Jaime: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 8p-5s, 1:0 GO:FO
Mississippi fell at the hands of the BayBears Saturday night as Mobile took a two-games-to-one lead over the Braves in the best-of-five series. The contest was not bereft on the offensive side of the ball, as both teams combined for 23 hits and 13 runs. Third baseman Edward Salcedo was stellar at the plate, rapping out three hits, including a home run. 2013 was another disappointing statistical season for Salcedo, slashing .239/.304/.372 with a 96 wRC+. His second half was particularly bad, posting a .571 OPS in 66 games. On the bright side, he was relatively young for the league and cut his strikeout rate and increased his walk rate from High-A Lynchburg. With Kyle Kubitza knocking on the Double-A door, Salcedo should get the bump to Gwinnett in 2014 despite the somewhat lackluster statistical production. Elsewhere in the game, shortstop Jaime Pedroza had three hits and Mycal Jones collected a double. Side-arming righty Gus Schlosser went seven innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits and two walks, striking out two. Schlosser had an incredibly impressive campaign out of Mississippi's rotation, sporting a 2.39 ERA and a 2.69 groundball-to-flyball ratio in 135.1 innings. Relievers Pat Egan and Ronan Pacheco relinquished the lead in the eighth inning, allowing three BayBears to cross.
In a do-or-die situation on Sunday, Mississippi will send personal favorite Aaron Northcraft to the mound to face 27-year-old Bo Schultz. First pitch will be at 7:05 PM EST.