SAUGET, Ill. — The Gateway Grizzlies (3-0) finished off a sweep of the Schaumburg Boomers with a 5-1 win Sunday night at GCS Credit Union Ballpark.
With the victory, the Grizzlies have their first 3-0 start since the 2010 season.
Grizzlies starter Max MacNabb had a stellar outing: He tossed six innings, allowed only one earned run and struck out seven. All three Grizzlies starters this weekend threw a minimum of five innings while allowing two or fewer runs.
The Grizzlies only trailed for one full inning after an RBI single from Casey Scoggins gave the Boomers (0-3) a 1-0 lead in the third. That was also the only inning the Grizzlies trailed all series long.
New Grizzlies first baseman Trae Santos gave Gateway the lead right back with a towering two-run home run that completely left the ballpark in the fourth.
After they were 7-42 when allowing the first run a year ago, the Grizzlies improved to 1-0 in that situation this year afte Schaumburg struck first Sunday night.
Coming up next, the Grizzlies will hit the road for Washington, Pennsylvania, to take on the Wild Things in a three-game series starting Tuesday. They'll follow that with a three-game set next weekend in Florence, Kentucky, before returning home to take on Lake Erie on May 22.
ABOUT THE GATEWAY GRIZZLIES: The Gateway Grizzlies are a professional baseball team, located a mere 100-yards from I-255 (10 minutes from downtown St. Louis). The Grizzlies offer baseball fans entertainment, the likes of which are difficult to find - affordable, family, fun in the comfortable GCS Credit Union Ballpark with a great view of the St. Louis skyline. For tickets or general information please visit gatewaygrizzlies.com or call 618.337.3000.
ABOUT THE FRONTIER LEAGUE: The Frontier League is a professional, independent baseball organization. Since its inception, the Frontier League has provided millions of fans to a fun and exciting baseball experience within the American Midwest. Consisting of 12 teams in two divisions and 96 game schedules, the league is recognized for the amount of talented athletes that are picked up by various MLB teams every year.