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.
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