SAUGET, Ill. — The Washington Wild Things scored 10 runs in the first two innings and the Gateway Grizzlies were unable to mount a comeback in a 19-10 loss Tuesday night at GCS Credit Union Ballpark.

Gateway (13-16) scored four runs in the fourth inning and five in the sixth to close the deficit to 14-9, but Washington (19-9) scored five more runs in the seventh to pull away.

Blake Brown homered for the second straight game — his fourth big fly of the season — with a three-run shot as part of a 3-for-5 night. Justin Ellison launched a three-run homer of his own, his third home run in five home games with Gateway. Ellison was 3-for-4 with a walk. Joel McKeithan added a two-run round-tripper, his third of the year.

Dakota Smith (2-2) took the loss for the Grizzlies.

Cody Livesay and Trae Santos pitched in with two hits apiece.

Gateway and Washington will play a day game Wednesday at 11:35 a.m.


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.