SAUGET, Ill. — The Gateway Grizzlies fell behind 8-0 in the fourth inning Saturday night and lost, 10-6, to the Southern Illinois Miners at GCS Credit Union Ballpark.

Gateway (33-46) lost its fifth straight game.

Taso Stathopoulos (1-5) allowed seven runs over 2 2/3 innings and took the loss.

Kevin Simmons, Colton Freeman and Grant Black combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings out of the Grizzlies' bullpen.

Southern Illinois (38-36) clinched the series and has won all five games against the Grizzlies this season.

Brent Sakurai was 2-for-3 with two walks and has four hits in seven at-bats in the series.

Shane Mardirosian, Blake Brown, Trae Santos, Audie Afenir and Cody Livesay all had two-hit games of their own. Brown doubled twice; Santos and Ellison each doubled once. Mardirosian drove in two runs with a triple. Gateway out-hit Southern Illinois, 14-13.

Gateway and Southern Illinois will finish their three-game series Sunday at 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.