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Sullivan Shines In Grizzlies Shutout Win Over Ottawa

Gateway starter carries no-hitter into seventh inning, strikes out season-high eight

by Jason Guerette
The Gateway Grizzlies blanked the Ottawa Titans 4-0 on Wednesday morning at Ottawa Stadium behind seven outstanding innings from starter Collin Sullivan (2-2) and clutch hits in the sixth and seventh innings, evening up the midweek series at one game apiece.
The game started off as a pitcher’s duel deluxe between Sullivan and Ottawa starter Scott Prins (0-2), with both men retiring the first nine batters they faced. Prins extended that streak to 11 in a row before Kevin Krause notched the game’s first hit in the fourth, but still both Sullivan and Prins refused to break until the sixth inning.
In the frame, Abdiel Diaz led off with an automatic double to right-center field, and Andrew Moritz walked. An error by Prins trying to pick Diaz off at second base allowed the runners to move up to third and second base, respectively, and on a full count, Gabe Holt delivered a go-ahead two-run single for a 2-0 Grizzlies lead.
Gateway loaded the bases and could not add any more runs later in the sixth, but in the seventh against ex-Grizzlie Matt Voelker, they pounced again. Mark Vierling singled to lead off and Cole Brannen reached first base on a bunt single. A wild pitch moved the runners up, and after Diaz walked, it was Moritz who singled up the middle to drive in two more runs and make the score 4-0 Gateway.
That was all Sullivan needed, as the right-hander pitched a season-high seven innings in the game while not allowing a single hit until Christian Ibarra singled to lead off the seventh. Sullivan also struck out a season-best eight batters in pitching Gateway to their first road win over an East Division opponent since May 29, 2022, also in Ottawa.
The Grizzlies will look to make it back-to-back wins over the Titans in the rubber game of the three-game series on Thursday night, June 6, at 5:30 p.m. CT. Teague Conrad will pitch for Gateway against Ottawa southpaw Tyler Jandron at Ottawa Stadium.

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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