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June 25, 2022-Margaritaville Night!

June 26, 2022

FLORENCE, Ky. – When Ray Zuberer homered to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning, signs pointed towards the Florence Y’alls (16-20) winning their tenth game in their last 12. That lead did not last, with the Gateway Grizzlies (19-19) scoring three runs in the eighth to secure a 5-3 victory at Thomas More Stadium on Saturday.

Andrew Penner, Jay Prather, and Jose Rosario all scored for Gateway in the top of the eighth. Prather, the go-ahead run, came home on a Bobby Brabrand wild pitch. Brabrand is responsible for the loss, with Sam Gardner earning the win.

Zuberer’s home run against Gardner was the only hit the Grizzlies’ bullpen surrendered in 4.2 innings pitched. Florence scored a pair of runs in the fifth inning against starter Steven Ridings. Axel Johnson and Alberti Chavez each recorded an RBI.

Florence welcomed a paid attendance of 3,494, its largest crowd of the season, on Margaritaville night at the ballpark. The Y’alls wore Hawaiian shirts, and a nearly sold-out lower bowl followed suit.

Grant Hockin, a reliever turned starter for the Y’alls, turned in five innings of two-run ball. Two of the three hits he allowed were solo home runs. Kent Klyman, Darwin Ramos, Bobby Brabrand, and Joe Dougherty all came out of the Florence bullpen.

This matchup was the 150th all-time between the Florence and Gateway organizations. The Y'alls have won 71 of those contests. Tomorrow’s game serves as a rubber match, with the Y’alls going for a fifth consecutive series victory.

Florence’s starter for tomorrow is still to be announced. Clint Freeman, a two-way player for Gateway, is their scheduled starter. First pitch is 1:07 p.m. from Thomas More Stadium.

The Florence Y’alls are Northern Kentucky’s professional baseball team, and are proud members of the independent Frontier League, an MLB Partner League. With a purposeful focus on entertaining our fans, the Y’alls provide affordable, family-friendly entertainment. Y’alls home games are played at Thomas More Stadium, located at 7950 Freedom Way in Florence, Kentucky. The Y’alls are at home tomorrow against the Gateway Grizzlies on Firework Friday. First pitch is at 1:07 P.M. Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 season. More details can be found online at florenceyalls.com (http://florenceyalls.com/) or by phone at (859) 594-4487.

The ballpark

Thomas More Stadium, Home of the Florence Y'alls

Ballpark

Conveniently located just 10 minutes south of Cincinnati off I-75 in Florence, Kentucky.

Rain in the forecast? No problem!

Thomas More Stadium boasts a fully-turfed playing surface allowing teams to play through rain with ease.

Pitcher's mound and bullpens are also fully-turfed.

Enjoy the excitement and comfort of playing in a professional atmosphere.

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