LOWELL, Mass. — Things were a bit different on Tuesday night then the first two games of the Lowell Spinners series against the Hudson Valley Renegades. The Spinners topped the Renegades, 6-5.
The first two games of the series the Spinners managed to let up 10-plus runs both with innings they allowed five runs, including a five-run 11th inning on Sunday.
Hudson Valley jumped out to an early lead in the second inning off a lead-off double from designated hitter Manuel Sanchez. After a passed ball moved him to third a base hit from outfielder Garrett Whitley gave the Renegades a 1-0 lead.
The Spinners pushed back in the bottom of the third inning, scoring three runs of their own. With two outs in the inning outfielder Tyler Spoon walked, moving to third on a double by infielder Victor Acosta. Designated hitter Josh Ockimey followed with a two-run single to give Lowell a lead. Ockimey advanced to second on a throwing error by outfielder Jose Paez and came around to score when outfielder Kyri Washington followed with a double to left to extend the lead to 3-1.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lowell Spinners vs. Hudson Valley Renegades
The Renegades picked up a run in the top of the fourth inning, but was answered by Lowell in the bottom of the sixth when the Spinners picked up three more runs and pushed the lead to 6-2.
Hudson Valley made things interesting in the top of the eighth when they cut the Spinners lead to a single run, 6-5, but Bobby Poyner came in to close out the eighth and close out the Renegades in the ninth for a 6-5 win.
Spinners started Dioscar Romero tossed 5.0 innings while allowing two runs on five hits and a walk, striking out three. The three other runs were charged to Logan Boyd on four hits, two walks and four strikeouts. Poyner went the last two innings, picking up his 10th save of the season with one hit and two strikeouts.
Lowell heads to Maryland for a three-game series against the Aberdeen Wings in their final road trip of the season. They return to Massachusetts for their last three games of the regular season on Saturday, September 5 against the Vermont Lake Monsters.
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