SAUGET, Ill. — Max MacNabb tossed six scoreless innings, and the Gateway Grizzlies picked up their second shutout win of the season in a 2-0 triumph over the Florence Freedom on Sunday night at GCS Credit Union Ballpark.
Gateway (12-15) snapped a four-game losing streak; Florence (11-15) posted only two hits.
The Grizzlies took advantage of three Freedom errors in the third inning — including two committed by right fielder Connor Crane on the same play — to score three unearned runs. Gateway first baseman Trae Santos added a solo home run in the fifth. It was his sixth of the season and fifth in the Grizzlies' last 12 games.
Gateway and Florence close out their four-game series Monday at 7:05 p.m. at GCS Credit Union Ballpark. Mike Elwood (1-1, 4.03) will toe the rubber for the Grizzlies against Steve Hagen (3-1, 2.40) on the mound for the Freedom.
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.