WASHINGTON, Pa. — After dueling solo homers in the second inning, the Gateway Grizzlies (15-36) scored five runs in the fourth innings and controlled the remainder of the game in a 7-2 win over the Washington Wild Things (28-21) on Saturday night.
Evan Rogers curled a three-run double down the left field line for the big blow of the frame, chasing Washington starter Brandon Bixler (0-1). Matt Hearn added an RBI single, pushing his hitting streak to 12 games — the longest streak for any Grizzlie this year.
Gateway has won three games in a row for the second time this year, matching their longest streak of the season. Saturday night’s win marked the Grizzlies’ third series win of 2017.
Brian Lees added two hits, including his first home run as a professional. He also drove in two runs and scored a pair.
Grizzlies starter Alec Kisena (0-1) went four innings, allowing only one run on two hits.
Kisena gave way to Will Anderson (2-6), who pitched the remaining five innings and snared the win. Anderson allowed just one run on three hits while striking out three and walking one.
Joel McKeithan went 2-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Blake Brown chipped in two runs.
Gateway will try to sweep the series tomorrow afternoon in game three in Washington. Coverage starts at 3:50 p.m. CT on the Grizzlies Media Network.