EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Evansville Otters scored in four consecutive innings to seize control and beat the Gateway Grizzlies 11-6 in Sunday’s series finale at Bosse Field.
Keith Grieshaber’s RBI single in the third inning gave Evansville a 1-0 advantage. Ryan Long followed with an RBI double and later in the frame, Taylor Lane’s sacrifice fly pushed the lead to 3-0.
In the fourth, David Cronin’s RBI single made it a 4-0. With the bases loaded, a pitch hit Grieshaber to score Hunter Cullen before Taylor Lane hit a bases-clearing double, giving the Otters an 8-0 lead.
Evansville scored two more runs in the fifth and added another in the sixth.
Gateway scored three runs back-to-back innings in the sixth and seventh to pull within five runs at 11-6.
Austin Nicely earned the win for Evansville, going six innings while allowing three runs–one earned–on six hits. He faced 26 batters, struck out seven and didn’t allow a walk.
Reign Letkeman took the loss, pitching three innings while surrendering six runs–three earned– on six hits.
Cam Opp earned the save, pitching 1 2/3 innings and striking out three.
Lane finished 1 for 4 with four RBIs for Evansville and Cronin went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs.
Evansville improved to 49-35 with the win while Gateway fell to 33-51.
The Otters will make a midweek road trip to Marion, Ill. for a three-game series against the Southern Illinois Miners.
First pitch Tuesday is at 6:35 p.m. from Rent One Park.
Broadcast coverage can be found on the radio at 91.5 WUEV-FM or WUEV.org with Dave Nguyen (play-by-play) on the call.
The Otters are celebrating their 25th anniversary season in 2019.
The Otters will return home to Bosse Field for their final regular season homestand Aug. 23-29 against the Florence Freedom and the Gateway Grizzlies.
This coming weekend Aug. 23-25 features Swat Pest Night on Friday, Star Wars Night on Saturday, and Sunday’s game is presented by Parenting Time Center. For Star Wars Night, the Otters will be wearing themed-jerseys, which will be auctioned off throughout the game with proceeds benefiting the Arc of Evansville. There will also be fan-favorite characters in attendance for fans to interact with.
To purchase a season ticket or group outing package, call (812) 435-8686 or visit the Bosse Field front office at 23 Don Mattingly Way, Evansville, Ind. The front office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.
The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field, located at 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Ind. Stay up-to-date with the Evansville Otters by visiting evansvilleotters.com, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For more information, visit evansvilleotters.com or call 812-435-8686.