Lowell (36-40) took the early lead, as they have in each of the previous two games of the series, in the third inning, with Mike Miller getting things started with a one-out single. A wild pitch moved Miller to second and Mookie Betts reached base on a hit batter. Both men moved into scoring position on a double steal, with Miller scoring on a wild pitch and a Deven Marrero sacrifice fly bringing home Betts to give the Spinners a 2-0 lead.
They would add to the lead in the fifth inning on a solo home run by Brooklyn native Kevin Heller to lead off the inning, extending the lead to 3-0.
Brooklyn (45-31) answered with three runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning to pull even. Back-to-back doubles by Jayce Boyd and Jorge Rivero evened the score at one. After Raynel Velette loaded the bases with a pair of walks, Eudy Pina doubled to left, plating two and evening the score at three.
The Spinners took the lead for good in the eighth inning, capitalizing on a Cyclone miscue. Miller led off with a single, advancing to third when the Cyclones couldn't get one as they went for two, leaving runners on the corners. Jake Davies came through with an RBI single, giving the Spinners a 4-3 lead.
Heller wasn't done for the night, playing in front of numerous family and friends, as he launched a 1-0 offering over the left field wall in the ninth for an insurance run the Spinners would not need, for what held as a 5-3 final.
Miller once again led the Spinner offense as he finished scorching hot, going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two stolen bases, including a stolen base in the first inning that set the franchise record for team stolen bases (104, ending at 106). Over the three game series, Miller went 7-for-12 with six runs scored, setting the table for a pair of Spinner wins. Heller also finished the season strong, going 2-for-4 with his first two NYPL home runs. In seven games for the spinners, Heller batted .333 (8-for-24) with hits in 6-of-7. Davies picked up his fourth RBI in as many games, collecting the only other Spinner hit.
Pat Light started and went three scoreless, allowing just one hit while striking out four, including the side in the first inning. Light threw nine scoreless over his last three starts, allowing just four hits to finish the season with a 2.37 ERA. Velette (4-3, 3.56) picked up the win, allowing three runs on three hits and a pair of walks, striking out three over four innings, while Yunior Ortega collected his fourth save of the season with two hitless innings.
The Spinners head back to LeLacheur Park this evening for an early morning arrival before dispersing almost immediately for the off-season. LeLacheur Park will not remain quiet, hosting an Ocktoberfest/Family Fun Day Saturday, September 15, before preparations for the 2013 season get underway.