RECAP | Otters backup bullpen in win over Gateway
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - After defeating the Gateway Grizzlies 6-3 Saturday night, the Evansville Otters have now won four straight series.
In a bullpen effort for the Otters, Jacob Bowles started the game for Evansville and Gateway took advantage early. Back-to-back base hits to set up back-to-back RBIs for the Grizzlies, who took a 3-0 lead in the first.
Evansville bounced back in the second, scoring their first run on an error from Abdial Diaz. One batter later, the Otters grabbed another run from a fielder's choice groundout from Andy Armstrong.
In the third, Evansville tied the game with an RBI single from Jeffery Baez.
The 3-3 tie held firm through two full innings before Zach Biermann put the game away in the sixth with a three-run home run to right.
Tyler Spring, Jake Polancic and Logan Sawyer put together a strong final three innings, allowing a combined one hit.
Jacob Bowles got the win, his second of the season. J.P. Williams fell to 2-2 with the loss. Sawyer picked up his league-leading ninth save in relief.
With the win, Evansville moves to 9-2 in West Divison play. With Washington's loss, Evansville ends the night in a tie for first place.
The two sides conclude the three-game set Sunday evening at 5:05 p.m., gates opening at 4:00 p.m.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.
The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field, located at 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Ind. Stay up to date with the Evansville Otters by visiting evansvilleotters.com, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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