PREVIEW STORY

6/17/2021

 

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The first-place Evansville Otters (13-6) will look to sweep the Gateway Grizzlies (7-12) at Bosse Field on a Working Distributors Thirsty Thursday.

 

First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.

 

During the game, fans can enjoy $2.50 16 oz. and $5.00 32 oz. beer prices on their favorite domestic drafts and cans.

 

The Otters enter Thursday’s action following a 4-0 shutout victory over the Grizzlies Wednesday night, in which Bryce Denton clubbed a three-run homerun that extended the Otters’ lead to four in the seventh.

 

Tim Holdgrafer (0-1, 12.15 ERA) will get the spot start for the Otters with Tyler Vail being placed on the injured list last Monday. Holdgrafer has allowed 14 hits through 6.2 innings, but has struckout seven while only walking one.

 

The Grizzlies will send Colton Easterwood (0-0, 1.80 ERA) to the hill, hoping to salvage the final game in the weekday series. Easterwood will be making his second start of the season. In his first, he threw five innings of one-run ball, allowing three hits, walking two, and striking out five.

 

The Otters enter play with two of the top-ten hitters in the Frontier League. J.R. Davis comes into Wednesday’s action with the fifth best batting average in the league (.373). His teammate Elijah MacNamee currently sits seventh in the league (.350).

 

 MacNamee also has also reached base safely in each of the first 18 games he has played this season.

 

Fans can catch a video broadcast of Thursday’s game on Frontier League LiveTV, with a 6:20 p.m. pre-game show.

 

 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.

 

For more information, visit evansvilleotters.com or call (812) 435-8686.

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