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Grizzlies Drop Finale At Lake Erie

Gateway surrenders four-spot in third inning, cannot get bats going late

by Jason Guerette
The Gateway Grizzlies gave up four runs in the bottom of the third inning, surrendering an early advantage in the process in what became a 6-2 loss to the Lake Erie Crushers at Crushers Stadium, dropping to 1-2 on the season in the rubber game of the weekend series.
Yet again, Lake Erie scored first when Vincent Byrd, Jr. lined a solo home run just over the wall in the right field corner off Collin Sullivan (0-1) to go ahead 1-0 in the first inning. The Grizzlies would respond in the top of the second against Matt Mulhearn (1-0) when Kyle Gaedele and Jack-Thomas Wold led off the frame with doubles. D.J. Stewart hit an RBI groundout to tie the score at 1-1, and two batters later, Cole Brannen stayed hot with an RBI single to make a 2-1 Gateway lead.
But the Grizzlies would manage just two singles the rest of the game in the hit department, and in the bottom of the third, Lake Erie loaded the bases against Sullivan on two walks and a single before Ron Washington, Jr. cleared the bags with a double, putting the Crushers up 4-2. Jarrod Watkins’ RBI triple later in the inning made the score 5-2, and Lake Erie would complete the scoring in the seventh on an Ethan Skender RBI single, sending the Grizzlies to the series defeat.
Gateway will look to regroup after an off day on Monday when they re-take the field on Tuesday night in Evansville against the Otters. First pitch to open up a three-game set at Bosse Field is set for 6:35 p.m. CT.
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Jason Guerette is the Grizzlies' Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations and the "Voice of the Grizzlies." 2023 will be his second season with the organization, handling lead broadcasting duties on the Grizzlies Media Network as well as being in charge of all team press releases and game-day media materials.

2023 will also be Jason's ninth season in the Frontier League after spending 2014-21 in the same role with the Southern Illinois Miners. Overall, he has broadcasted close to 800 games in the league, including playoffs. During the baseball offseason, he serves as a play-by-play broadcaster for Manhattan College and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, with games being seen on ESPN+ among other platforms.

In addition to broadcasting, Jason works as a public address announcer for Seton Hall University women's basketball as well as Columbia University men's and women's basketball. He also spent nine years working "behind the scenes" as a freelance board operator and highlight editor at Westwood One for their coverage of the NFL, NCAA football, and NCAA basketball.

Jason graduated from Seton Hall in 2012 with B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Broadcasting & Visual Media.

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