match3(SAINT LOUIS APRIL 13, 2013) The Unions opened the first of their 2013 Gateway Arch round-robin series today with a pair of victories, winning their first game over the Lafayette Square Cyclone 16-12, and taking their second game over the Murphysboro (IL) Clarkes 14-8

The Jefferson Barracks Nine (3-1) used a couple rallies early in both games and never looked back while never trailing in today’s sweep….strikers of the day for the Unions were Scoops (9-for-11, 4 doubles, 6 runs, 3 RBIs) and Mayhem (6-for-11), double, 4 runs, 3 RBIs).

Grizzly hurled 10 innings between both games and recorded the win in each….Bulldog (game one) and Gorilla (game two) relieved Grizzly with four innings a piece, while the Union defense came up with some big rally killers in the field against some productive striking by the Cyclone and Clarkes.

The Unions and Belleville (IL) Stags face off next Saturday (4/20) in a doubleheader set for 12pm at Moose Meadow in Swansea, IL.match4