Miguel Ramirez held the Gateway Grizzlies (36-21) scoreless for six innings to boost the Southern Illinois Miners (33-23) to a 6-0 victory.
Ramirez struck out six and allowed one walk and two hits.
Chris Burke blasted two home runs for the Southern Illinois Miners. Burke went 2-3 in the game with four RBIs and two runs scored. Burke homered in the second and seventh innings.
The Southern Illinois Miners stamped out any hope for the Gateway Grizzlies with three runs in the eighth. The Southern Illinois Miners scored in the eighth on , , and a single by Steve Marino.
Kerry Kelley ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his third loss of the year. He lasted just 6 2/3 innings, walked four, struck out seven, and allowed three runs.