SPINNERS DOUBLE DOWN ON DOUBLEDAYS
Red-hot offense carries Lowell to 6-1 victory
LOWELL, MA – Lowell (12-14) continued to build momentum on their long road trip with another victory over the Auburn Doubledays (14-11).
Jarren Duran led off the game with yet another triple, his league-leading seventh of the season. Three-time All-Star Brandon Phillips then brought him home on a sacrifice fly to put Lowell on the board.
The offense piled on in the top of the third after Duran drew a leadoff walk, Cole Brannen singled and a Trey Ganns double brought home a pair of runs, his first RBIs of the season. Catcher Kole Cottam then doubled to right field to push the Spinners lead to 4-0.
KEEP EM COMING! Kole Cottam doubles home Ganns and its 4-0 in the third! pic.twitter.com/xJt8d66Zt6
— Lowell Spinners (@LowellSpinners) July 12, 2018
Jonathan Ortega singled with one out in the top of the fifth and came in to score on a Dylan Hardy single to make it 5-0. After being moved over to third by Xavier LeGrant, Hardy scored on a wild pitch to make it a six-run ball game.
Starting pitcher Eduard Bazardo dazzled once again. In six innings, he struck out six, allowed three hits, an earned run, and no walks.
Danny Bethea threw a scoreless inning of relief and Alberto Franco closed out the game with two innings of relief.
Make it three in a row! Tonight's Right Key Mortgage Key Player of the Game is Eduard Bazardo!
Bazardo struck out six in six innings while only allowed three hits and one run
— Lowell Spinners (@LowellSpinners) July 13, 2018
With their third consecutive win, the Spinners look to finish the sweep in Auburn on Friday with left-hander Brian Brown on the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.