RECAP | Felix, Brahms lead Otters to win over Grizzlies
SAUGET, Ill. - The Evansville Otters received a four-RBI night from Justin Felix and another impressive performance on the mound from Parker Brahms to earn a 7-3 win over the Gateway Grizzlies Friday night.
The Grizzlies grabbed a run early, scoring a single run on a sacrifice fly from Jay Prather, but the Otters filled the scoring column in the next inning and backing up their starting pitcher.
Justin Felix hit a three-run home run in the second inning, his third home run in the last eight days.
The Otters held firm to their 3-1 lead into the fifth when Gateway grabbed another run off Brahms on a Jackson Pritchard solo home run.
Again, the Otters answered with runs of their own in the next half-inning, scoring on back-to-back RBI singles from Felix and Andy Armstrong.
Evansville expanded their lead once again in the seventh, two scoring on a single from Dakota Phillips.
In the bottom half of the seventh, Gateway grabbed one more run with another solo home run, this one off the bat of Clint Freeman.
The Otters held on to a 7-3 win, riding the innings of insurance runs.
Parker Brahms grabbed the win, allowing three runs on six hits in 7.2 innings. The loss fell to starter Steven Ridings, his first of the year.
With the win, Evansville's win streak advanced to four games.
The two sides continue the four-game set on Saturday, with first pitch scheduled for 6:45 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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