Rascals Top Grizzlies With Six-Run Ninth Inning

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Rascals Top Grizzlies With Six-Run Ninth Inning

Source: Frontier League News

SAUGET, Ill. – The River City Rascals (41-36) rallied for six runs in the top of the ninth inning to knock off the Gateway Grizzlies (24-52), 8-5, Thursday night at GCS Credit Union Ballpark in Sauget, Illinois. 2017 Frontier League All-Star Josh Silver was set to lead things off in the final frame and the Rascals needed a pair of runs to tie the game and three runs to take the lead against the Grizzlies closer Austin Sweet. Sweet struggled in his second outing with his new team and issued a walk to Silver, bringing up the tying run to the plate in Paul Kronenfeld. Kronenfeld sent a ball up the middle but a nice play by Grizzlies shortstop Joel McKeithan sent him back to the dugout and the Rascals were down to their final two outs down 4-2. Silver moved into scoring position on the ground out and after pinch-hitter Braxton Martinez drew a walk, Clint Freeman followed with a RBI single to bring the Rascals within a run. Looking for his first save of the season, Sweet had the potential tying run on second and go-ahead run on first with one but he would get himself into more…

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