The Gateway Grizzlies collected only five hits in a 4-2 loss against the Washington Wild Things on Friday night at CONSOL Energy Park.
Landon Hernandez hit a second inning solo home run and Josh Adams drove in a run on a double in the eighth inning, but the Grizzlies went hitless from the third inning until the eighth inning in the loss.
Gateway (47-38) starting pitcher Tucker Jensen (8-4) took the loss despite allowing only two earned runs in his seven innings of work.
"Tucker was good for us tonight, but our offense didn't do enough," Grizzlies manager Phil Warren said.
Washington (50-34) scored all four of their runs in the first three innings, including unearned runs in the first and second innings.
Kale Kiser went 2-for-4 with two doubles to lead the Grizzlies offense.
"Every game is big for us down the stretch," Warren remarked. "We need to string together some wins and get on a roll."
The Grizzlies and Wild Things series continues Saturday night at Washington. Right-hander Tyler Thompson (3-3) makes the start for Gateway at 6:05 CDT.