SAUGET, Ill. — Normal CornBelters infielder Santiago Chirino knocked a single through the right side of the infield in the sixth inning Saturday night for his 636th career hit, a new Frontier League record, and Normal topped the Gateway Grizzlies, 14-5, at GCS Credit Union Ballpark.
Gateway (17-22) had its three-game winning streak snapped. Taso Stathopoulos (0-1) took the loss.
Normal (15-20) scored four times in the first inning and never trailed.
Artemis Kadkhodaian homered for the second straight night — this time, a three-run shot in the fifth inning as part of a 2-for-3 performance.
WATCH: Grizzlies Media Network Reaction after a 14-5 loss to Normal. pic.twitter.com/0RvpKPsiI1— Gateway Grizzlies (@GatewayGrizzlie) June 24, 2018
Gateway and Normal will close out their three-game series with a rubber match Sunday at GCS Credit Union Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 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.