MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Mobile BayBears beat the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 11-1, Monday, June 17 at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium.
It was the final game of the "Bay-to-Bay" series between the Mobile BayBears and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. With a one-half game lead over the Mississippi Braves, the BayBears needed a W tonight to clinch the Southern League South Division First Half Championship.
The BayBears broke open the game in the 6th inning. In that inning, the team scored 3 runs – then another 4 in the 7th inning.
A significant key for Mobile was the pitching performance of David Holmberg. Holmberg allowed only 1 hit on the evening, which was a solo homerun in the second inning.
The BayBears have won the last two Southern League Championships (2011 and 2012). With the win, Mobile has secured a spot in the playoffs at the end of the season.
The BayBears pick back up in Jacksonville on Wednesday.
The trial for Giuseppe Pino LoPorto continues today in Baldwin County. LoPorto, now 80-years-old, faces several sex abuse charges against a child dating back to the early 90s.
FOX10 News has learned William "Eddie" Patrick, captain of Mobile's First police precinct, has been demoted following an internal investigation.
A man who bought a bicycle three weeks ago finds out it was originally stolen, according to the original owner who reported it missing in October.
If you were in the Foley area Thursday, you may have seen a helicopter, police and K-9 units. That’s because a store in Foley was robbed this morning at gunpoint. Eventually, the search was called off. The suspect is still on the loose.
Pastor of Lifeway Community Church Mike McPherson says thieves stole presents that would have been given to needy children.
Skies are mostly clear and the breezy north wind is very noticeable this evening. Daytime highs were only in the mid 50’s today. We are expecting a light freeze tonight along and north of I-10. Lows will be near 32 degrees in Mobile. Upper 20’s are possible well inland.