Michael Pair went 1-2 and hit a home run, sparking the Gateway Grizzlies (29-16) to a 3-2 victory over the Normal CornBelters (25-21) on Friday at GCS Ballpark.He homered in the fourth inning.
The Gateway Grizzlies relied on Tucker Jensen to eat up innings en route to the win. Jensen pitched eight innings and allowed one earned run, five hits and no walks while striking out five.
Luis Noel (3-3) took the loss for the Normal CornBelters. He lasted just 6 2/3 innings, walked four, struck out seven, and allowed three runs.