Early scoring, strong pitching keys to opening day victory for Spinners

Spinners find victory on Opening Day vs. Tigers

Lowell Spinners baseball opening day game vs Connecticut Tigers. World Series MVP Steve Pearce (51), rehabbing with the Spinners, hits a double in the bottom of the third inning.(SUN/Julia Malakie) (Julia Malakie)

By Lowell Spinners | June 15, 2019 10:10 AM

LOWELL, MA - On Opening Day, the Lowell Spinners (1-0) found themselves on the right side of the scoreboard after defeating the Connecticut Tigers (0-1) 6-3 on Opening Day at LeLacheur Park on Friday night.

 

The Spinners came out strong scoring five runs in the first four innings of their opening contest vs. the Tigers, two of which came in just the third inning.

 

The Spinners were carried offensively by Nick Northcut who finished the game 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three doubles, including one of the two-run variety down the left field line in the third inning that drove in 2018 World Series MVP Steve Pearce and Xavier Legrant. Not only did Northcut drive in Pearce and Legrant, but he also gave the Spinners an early 4-1 lead.

 

Pearce finished the game 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

 

On the mound, Lowell was carried by started Yusniel Padron who went six strong innings allowing just one run on three hits. He also struck out seven. Brendan Nail locked down the five-out save going 1.2 innings while striking out four of the five batters he faced.

 

The Spinners are back at it on Saturday, when they take on the Tigers again with first pitch slated for 5:05 p.m.

 

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