SAUGET, Ill. — The Gateway Grizzlies salvaged the finale of a three-game series with the River City Rascals, winning 9-4 Thursday night at GCS Credit Union Ballpark.
Gateway (8-10) piled up a season-high 17 hits; every starter reached base and eight had at least one hit. Blake Brown went 3-for-3 with a walk, stolen base, RBI and four runs scored. Trae Santos had his third home run of the season — and second in as many nights — as part of a 4-for-5 performance. Cody Livesay, Brennan Morgan and Terry McClure all added multi-hit games of their own.
Mike Elwood (1-1) picked up his first win of the year with seven innings of two-run ball. He struck out seven.
River City (11-6) took a brief 2-1 lead in the second inning, but the Grizzlies responded with eight unanswered runs to pull away.
Gateway's homestand continues Friday with the opener of a three-game series against Normal at 7:05 p.m.
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 gatewaygrizzlies.com or call 618.337.3000.
ABOUT THE FRONTIER LEAGUE: The Frontier League is 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.