LOWELL, MA - Following a Thursday night rainout the Spinners were forced to play two on Friday with a split decision on the day.
Aberdeen grabbed an early 1-0 in game one but Jarren Duran's monster home run to right field tied the game in the bottom of the third, extending his hit-streak to seven games.
Starting pitcher Yorvin Pantoja was bend-don't-break all night long. Despite giving up seven hits and a pair of walks in four innings, he held the Ironbirds to only one earned run on the day, lowering his ERA to 2.84.
After allowing the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh (both games of the double header were seven innings in length), the Spinners offense put together a late rally after Andre Colon led the inning off with a single, Grant Williams walked, and Dylan Hardy singled to load the bases. After a wild pitch brought home Colon to cut the lead to one, a second wild pitch scored Williams to tie the game. Duran then capped off his big game with a walk-off fielder's choice to bring home Hardy from third, securing a 4-3 victory.
The second game of the day was tight for the first five innings before the IronBirds put the game away late.
Nick Hamilton singled in the bottom of the third, the lone Spinners hit of the game, and stole second base. Jarren Duran reached on an error to put runners of the corners before a double steal brought home Hamilton to tie the game 1-1.
Unfortunately for the Spinners, a seven-run top of the seventh for the IronBirds blew the game open and secured a 9-1 victory.
The rubber game of the three-game series takes place on Saturday with first pitch scheduled for 5:35 p.m. with RHP Hunter Haworth on the hill for Lowell.
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