SAUGET, Ill. – The Gateway Grizzlies took the opener of the weekend series against the Traverse City Beach Bums behind stellar pitching at GCS Credit Union Ballpark. FINAL SCORE: Gateway 6, Traverse City 0.
Gateway starter Will Anderson was the star of the game. He set the tone, striking out the first three batters of the game.
The game went scoreless through the first two and a half innings until Gateway began a rally in the third.
After plating the first two runs of the game on sacrifice groundouts and fly outs, Craig Massoni ripped a two-out double to left field, scoring a pair to give Gateway a 4-0 lead.
Gateway added two more in the sixth thanks to a one-out triple by Matt Hearn, and a sacrifice fly by Zach Lavy.
Anderson earned his first victory of the season, allowing no runs on three hits. He walked two and struck out nine over seven innings pitched.
Gateway will resume action Saturday night in game two against Traverse City. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. All of the action can be heard on the Grizzlies Media Network.
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 celebrating its 25th season as 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.