CATS SCRATCH BACK IN NORWICH
Tigers even series as Spinners fall 5-2
NORWICH, CT – The Spinners (9-11) kicked off their brief road trip with an extra-innings victory on the Fourth but were unable to carry that momentum into Thursday night against the Tigers (8-12).
Lowell came out of the gate hot with a first-inning double from Michael Chavis. After getting moved over to third, Chavis scored the first run of the game on a wild pitch.
Starting pitcher Hunter Haworth, coming off his best start of the year, struggled at points in his 2.2 innings of work. Though he struck out four and walked one, he gave up seven hits and four runs (three earned) before being relieved by Kevin Biondic.
Biondic, an undrafted knuckleballer out of the University of Maryland, had his best stuff going with five strikeouts in 3.1 innings of relief. He held the Tigers to one hit and two walks, giving up an earned run.
Devlin Granberg led off the fifth by reaching on a fielding error while the Spinners trailed 4-1 but showed off his speed when Xavier LeGrant managed to drive him in from first on a single to right.
Durbin Feltman and Andrew Politi finished the game with a shutout inning each but it would not be enough to catch up to Connecticut who evened the series with a 5-2 victory.
Alexander Montero takes the mound on Friday to close out the road trip. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.