SAUGET, Ill. — The Gateway Grizzlies trailed from the second inning onward Tuesday night in a 3-1 loss to the Evansville Otters at GCS Credit Union Ballpark.
Max MacNabb (8-9) tossed eight innings and allowed only three runs (two earned), but took the loss. He struck out six.
Grizzlies pitchers have posted three straight quality starts — Taso Stathopoulos and Alec Kisena, respectively, Saturday and Sunday before MacNabb — but Gateway (36-55) has lost all three games and six straight overall.
Evansville (47-44) moved within 1.5 games of the first-place River City Rascals in the West Division.
Justin Ellison was 3-for-3 with a walk — the Grizzlies' only multi-hit game.
Chris Metrick threw a perfect ninth inning and struck out two.
Gateway and Evansville will continue their three-game series Tuesday at 6:35 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.