Sunday, May 15, 2011

Grizzlies Win Another In Exhibition Play

After getting rained out on Saturday at River City, the Grizzlies picked up a rain-shortened 9-5 victory over the Rascals in Exhibition play at GCS Ballpark Sunday night.  The two teams played seven innings before rain halted play.  The Grizzlies flexed their muscles and put on a power display, hitting three homers en route to their third Exihibition win in four games.  Here are some of the highlights from Sunday night. 

   *2010 Frontier League MVP Charlie Lisk (Pictured right: Photo courtesy of Action Imaging) had a 3-for-4 night with a homer, single and double, falling a triple short of the cycle.
   *Logan Parker and Chris Sedon both smacked a homer to right field.  Parker also hit a solid single.  The homer for Sedon was his second in Exhibition play.  The former University of Pittsburgh star has been impressive at the plate and in the field during the Preseason.  
   *Right-handed hurlers Mark Brackman and Aaron Shafer once again anchored the Grizzlies pitching staff.  Both guys threw three shutout innings.  Brackman gave up just one hit, striking out four and walking no one.  Shafer had to work around some trouble in his three innings, allowing three hits and walking two while striking out two. 
   *The two teams were scheduled to play 13 innings since the Saturday night matchup got rained out at River City, but instead rain once again played a role and forced the game to be shortened.  Therefore, all of the Grizzlies reserves didn't get into the game. 

 The Grizzlies are back in action Wednesday evening for their final preseason tuneup.  Phil Warren's crew welcome in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars to Sauget.  SIUE, a Division I school, has been the spot for many of the Grizzlies spring training activities because of high school and college games ongoing at GCS Ballpark.  The Cougars are having a really good season as they continue to make the transition to DI.  It should make for a great night of baseball!

Admission is free on Wednesday.  Fans can also catch the broadcast of the game on the radio.  We'll be broadcasting the Grizzlies final EXH game as I team up with former Grizzlies and current SIUE Voice Joe Pott.  We go on the air at 6:00 for the 6:05 start.

The Grizzlies get underway for real on Friday when they welcome in the 2010 West-Division Champion Southern Illinois Miners.  Can't wait!  Until next time..

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