RECAP | Grizzlies outlast Otters in extras
Evansville, Ind. – The Gateway Grizzlies tied the game in the ninth and scored two in the tenth to defeat the Evansville Otters 7-5 in ten innings on Wednesday night.
Gateway tied the game with a run in the ninth. A leadoff base hit led to the Grizzlies’ runner advancing around the bases on a groundout, stolen base and eventually scoring on an error.
The Grizzlies used a leadoff double to score the tenth-inning placed runner for the game-deciding run in the top of the tenth.
Evansville used a five-run fourth inning to take a 5-2 lead. Five hits keyed the Otters rally.
Jeffrey Baez and Jomar Reyes led off the fourth with base hits. Aaron Beck knocked in an RBI double and Ethan Skender followed with an RBI single.
Bryan Rosario continued the hit parade with another RBI single. The left fielder then capped the scoring. After advancing to third, Rosario stole home - the first Otter to complete the feat this season.
Tim Holdgrafer limited the Grizzlies to just two earned runs over six innings pitched. He struck out three, allowing seven hits and no walks. He has thrown seven quality starts on the year.
Gateway scored two unearned runs in the first inning. They cut the lead to 5-4 on two in the fifth.
Leoni de La Cruz worked two scoreless innings to hold the Otters’ lead to one run into the ninth inning.
Beck had a three-hit day with a double and two singles. The Evansville native has three straight multi-hit games and 13 hits in seven starts to begin his professional career.
Quiggle moved his hit streak to nine games and Reyes extended his team-long on-base streak to 20 games.
Evansville and Gateway play for the series Thursday night at 6:35 PM CT. The Budweiser Thirsty Thursday is a big night at the ballpark, honoring Jacob’s Village and part of Centerpoint Energy’s Red, White and Blue First Responders Night with postgame fireworks.
All home and road Otters games this season are televised on FloSports with audio-only coverage available for free on the Evansville Otters YouTube page.
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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