LOWELL, MA - The Spinners (25-24) kicked off a three-game home stand against division-rival Vermont (25-24) but were unable to get off on the right foot.
The Lake Monsters slithered out to an early lead with a pair of runs in the first inning off of starter Thaddeus Ward. On the night, Ward went three innings with one earned run, two hits, a trio of walks, and two strikeouts.
Hunter Haworth kept it close with four innings of one-run relief. He struck out four and allowed only three hits.
Vermont added another run in the top of the eighth to push the lead to 4-0. Danny Bethea surrendered the run, walking a pair and allowing three hits.
The Spinners offense couldn't must any offense and dropped the series opener by four runs. Lowell returns on Monday with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
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