Friday, June 22, 2012

Road Trip Nearly Complete

Photos Courtesy of Paul Baillargeon/
Hello all!  The Grizzlies wrap up their longest road trip of the season on Friday @ T.R. Hughes Ballpark when they take on the Rascals.  It will be game 9 of a 9-game road trip.  Heading into the game, the Grizzlies are 4-4 on the trip.  It has been up and started with a sweep of the Normal Cornbelters, then just one win in three games with Rockford and now two straight walk-off losses to River City.

Wednesday and Thursday night have been tough for Gateway.  The Grizzlies had a 6-5 9th inning lead with two down and no one on base Wednesday..but River City rallied to win on a full count two-run single for pinch hitter Kyle Jones.  Thursday was different, but had the same result.  Former Grizzlie great Charlie Lisk homered off rookie reliever Gil Rehwinkel leading off the 11th for a 3-2 Rascals walk-off win.  Both games, GWY could've won.

No time to complain and/or panic.  Gateway is now 16-16 and 4 games back of Schaumburg in the Frontier League West Division.  The Grizzlies have a chance to have an above .500 road trip with a win Friday night.  Rookie Ja'Vaun West goes for GWY and rookie Jason Sullivan goes for RCY.  First pitch is set for 7:05 CT.

As always, you can catch all of the Grizzlies games on the Grizzlies Radio Network:  590 AM KFNS, 1400 AM KJFF,, and the FREE KFNS App on your phone.  Yours truly has the call.  Talk to you Friday night!

     -Voice of the Grizzlies, Adam Young

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