Otters erupt for 21 runs to even the series

    Otters erupt for 21 runs to even the series
    JUN@ 2, 2024

    SAUGET, IL – The Evansville Otters (6-14) certainly ended their five-game losing streak tonight against the Gateway Grizzlies (13-7) with a 21-4 win at Grizzlies Ballpark.

    It was a massacre with the bats, as the Otters set season highs in runs (21), hits (23), home runs (four) and extra-base hits (nine).

    Everybody in the starting lineup garnered at least one knock, with eight of the nine guys having a multi-hit performance. Seven Otters had multiple runs batted in and six men scored at least twice.

    The Otters’ scoring began in the first with a pair of doubles from Mason White and Jomar Reyes. Gateway answered with a run in the bottom of the first.

    Evansville retook the lead with a solo home run to left-center field from Randy Bednar in the second inning. Later, Blake Mozley smashed an RBI double to make it a 3-1 game.

    In the bottom of the fourth frame, Gateway tied the game again with a two-run home run.

    The final lead change of the night came in the fifth when the Otters put together two two-run shots from Mike Peabody and Bednar to take a 7-3 game.

    The team added to their lead with a seven-run sixth frame. Two RBIs each came from Anthony Calarco and Riley Delgado on a pair of singles, and Bednar also had another RBI on a base hit.

    The series between the Otters and Grizzlies concludes tomorrow. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. CT. Coverage is available on the Otters Digital Network and FloBaseball.

    The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.

    The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field, 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Ind. Stay updated with the Evansville Otters by visiting, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.