The Spinners (27-31) returned from a frustrating six-game road trip with an explosion of offense in front of the home crowd over the division-leading Vermont Lake Monsters (33-27).
Michael Osinski led off the bottom of the first with a single and was moved over to third by a Frankie Rios single. Garrett Benge then managed to bring home Osinski on a fielder's choice to put the Spinners on the board first.
The offense continued to take off in the bottom of the second after Yoan Aybar belted his second home run of the season to push the lead to two. Tanner Nishioka and Samuel Miranda then drew a pair of walks before Raiwinson Lameda drove in both runs with a double. Osinski got in on the action with a solog home run of his own with two outs to push the lead to five.
Vermont began to make a comeback in the top of the third when they brought in three runs off starting pitcher Durin O'Linger. In five innings of work, O'Linger strick out two, walked one, and allowed five hits en route to this third win of the season.
Marino Campana walked in the bottom of the the third then stole second base to get into scoring position. He late came in to score on a Vermont throwing error to make it 6-3 Spinners.
Another offensive explosion came in the bottom of the fourth when Samuel Miranda led off the inning with a triple. Michael Osinski drew a walk and Garrett Benge then drove in Miranda on an RBI-double. Campana then blasted a 420-foot three-run home run to left to make it 10-3 Lowell. With his third home run of the season, Campana now is tied for the team-lead.
The Lake Monsters struck again with two runs in the sixth off Mitchell Osnowitz. In 2.1 innings of work, Osnowitz gave up two runs, four walks, two hits, and a strikeout.
Lowell led off the sixth with a Frankie Rios single then stole second base during the next at-bat. Garrett Benge then drew a walk and moved into scoring positon after a wild pitch. Campana drove in his fourth run of the night with an RBI-single to make it 11-5.
Juan Barriento smacked a one-out triple in the eighth. Tanner Nishioka drove in the insurance run to finalize a 12-5 victory for Lowell.
With the win, the Spinners pull within five games of the Lake Monsters with the chance to cut the lead tomorrow. Jake Thompson gets the start with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
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