The Mid-Missouri Mavericks couldn’t match the Gateway Grizzlies’ power Tuesday night in Sauget, Ill., losing 7-2.
A three-run eighth inning by the Grizzlies (32-34) proved too much for the Mavs (12-43).
The Grizzlies had 12 hits, including three home runs.
The Mavs played catch-up throughout the night. They were down 2-1 in the fourth inning, after Greg Stevens’ home run.
The Mavs’ first run came in the third inning with shortstop Rafael Lara scoring on a wild pitch. Lara went 2-for-4.
It took five innings before the Mavs scored on Matt Oakes’ single that drove in Brent Metheny.
Shuck (1-2) pitched seven innings and got the loss. He gave up nine hits, four runs and struck out three.