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Otters Clinch Postseason Spot with Holdgrafer Masterclass

August 31, 2023 - Frontier League (FL)
Evansville Otters News Release

Evansville Otters' Tim Holdgrafer on the mound
Evansville Otters' Tim Holdgrafer on the mound
(Evansville Otters)

Sauget, Ill. - The Evansville Otters punched their ticket to the 2023 Frontier League postseason with a 6-0 win against the Gateway Grizzlies on Thursday night.

Tim Holdgrafer worked the Otters' first complete game of the season. He earned the win in the shutout effort, giving up no runs on six hits, striking out six and not allowing a walk all evening.

The Otters broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning as Bryan Rosario scored on an error. Evansville added another as Noah Myers singled home a run.

The lead was tripled in the seventh as George Callil and Kona Quiggle each hit two-run home runs, bringing the lead to 6-0.

Holdgrafer led the Otters the rest of the way, sitting down the Grizzlies' final seven batters.

Collin Sullivan received the loss for Gateway, allowing two runs on three hits across five innings of work.

In the win, Myers scored his 84th run of 2023, setting a new record for single season runs by an Otter, passing Josh Allen, who scored 83 in 2017.

The night not only clinched the Otters playoff spot, but also their final finish position. With Schaumburg's win against Florence, Evansville will be the three seed and play at Schaumburg Tuesday, September 5th in the Frontier League West Division Wild Card game.

Before postseason action can begin, Evansville begins their final series of the 2023 regular season on Friday at Schaumburg for a 6:30 PM CT first pitch from Grizzlies Ballpark.

All home and road Otters games this season are televised on FloSports with audio-only coverage available for free on the Evansville Otters YouTube page.

The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.

The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field, located at 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Ind. Stay up-to-date with the Evansville Otters by visiting, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Evansville Otters' Tim Holdgrafer on the mound
Evansville Otters' Tim Holdgrafer on the mound


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