SAUGET, Ill. – A six-run ninth inning for River City took all of the momentum away from Gateway on Thursday night at GCS Credit Union Ballpark. FINAL: Grizzlies 4, River City 8.

River City took an early one-run lead. Paul Kronenfeld was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to bring in Mike Jurgella in the second inning.

The Grizzlies answered quickly in the bottom half of the second. Evan Rogers smashed his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot over the left field wall. Blake Brown knocked in a run with a two-out single to extend the Gateway lead to two.

After three scoreless innings, Gateway made its way back on the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth. Evan Rogers picked up his third RBI of the night with a two-out single up the middle.

River City got one back in the top of the eighth. Morales hit his second home run of the series and fifth home run of the season to cut the deficit to two.

After a scoreless home half of the eighth, River City's offense found life. The Rascals picked up six runs on four hits to take a late four-run lead.

Blake Brown picked up his third hit and second RBI of the game with two outs in the ninth to bring Gateway back within three. However, the Grizzlies could not build on the momentum and fell to River City by a final score of 8-4.

Ja'Vaun West picked up the no decision. Through eight innings of work, West gave up two runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out eight. It was his second straight quality start.

Evan Rogers picked up his fourth home run of the season on his way to a three-RBI night.

Grizzlies will head out on the road to Florence, Kentucky, to take on the Freedom in a weekend series beginning on Friday, August 11th. You can catch all of the action on the Grizzlies Media Network.

ABOUT THE GATEWAY GRIZZLIES: The Gateway Grizzlies are a professional baseball team, located a mere 100-yards from I-255 (10 minutes from downtown St. Louis). The Grizzlies offer baseball fans entertainment, the likes of which are difficult to find - affordable, family, fun in the comfortable GCS Credit Union Ballpark with a great view of the St. Louis skyline. For tickets or general information please visit or call 618.337.3000. 

ABOUT THE FRONTIER LEAGUE: The Frontier League is celebrating its 25th season as a professional, independent baseball organization. Since its inception, the Frontier League has provided millions of fans to a fun and exciting baseball experience within the American Midwest. Consisting of 12 teams in two divisions and 96 game schedules, the league is recognized for the amount of talented athletes that are picked up by various MLB teams every year.