RECAP | Callil homers twice as Otters sweep Gateway
SAUGET, Ill. - George Callil collected two home runs and five RBIs in Monday night's series finale, as the Evansville Otters defeated the Gateway Grizzlies 6-2.
Gateway scored the game's first tally in the first inning, as back-to-back singles led to a fielder's choice RBI off the bat of Trevor Achenbach against Evansville starter Brett Adcock.
Adcock settled into the game nicely thereafter.
The Grizzlies' 1-0 advantage was enough to carry into the game's back half, as Gateway starter J.P. Williams carried a no-hitter into the fourth inning.
Finally, the Otters broke through in the sixth when Zach Biermann tied the game with a solo home run to right field, his 14th of the season.
After a pair of runners got on base with a walk and a hit by pitch, Callil hit his first home run of the night, a three-run home run to give Evansville a 4-1 lead.
Callil added to the lead in the eighth, hitting another home run, this one good for two runs, expanding the Otters' lead to 6-1. His season home run total now sits at four.
In the bottom half of the ninth, Gateway grabbed a second run on an Achenbach RBI single, but couldn't find any further runs against reliever Augie Gallardo. Gallardo worked the last two innings for the Otters.
Brett Adcock earned his third consecutive win, allowing just one run on seven hits in 6.1 innings. The loss went to Williams, his fourth of 2022.
With the win, Evansville advances to 9-1 against Gateway this season and earned their sixth sweep of 2022.
Callil was the sole Otters player in the game with multiple hits and RBIs, his biggest game in an Otters jersey thus far.
Up next, the Evansville Otters welcome the Schaumburg Boomers to town for the first time in 2022, a battle between two sides on seven-game winning streaks. Tuesday night has first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m., gates opening at 5:30 p.m. at Bosse Field.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.
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