LOWELL, MA - After picking up a win to tie the series the night before, Lowell (8-10) couldn't capitalize on a chance to win the series and to reach the .500 mark as the Connecticut Tigers picked up a 4-3 victory in front of the Spinners' faithful.
Lowell came hot out of the gate in the bottom of the first inning when Jarren Duran cracked a leadoff triple off the left field wall. Red Sox top prospect Michael Chavis picked up his first hit of the 2018 season when he ripped a double down the left field line to put the Spinners on top 1-0. Sixth-round draft pick Devlin Granberg padded the Spinners lead with an RBI single to bring home Chavis.
Spinners starter Brian Brown was solid in his third outing of the season. In four innings of work he struck out five, walked none, and allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits. Interestingly, of the ten runs scored on Brown this season, only three have been earned, giving him a 2.53 ERA.
The Tigers added a run off reliever Taylor Ahearn who struck out two in four innings out of the bullpen who would only allow the one earned run.
Trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the eighth, the Spinners began to piece together a late rally when Chavis drew a one out walk. Tyler Dearden continued his hot streak with an RBI double to bring home Chavis, his second hit on the evening.
Alberto Franco struck out the side in the top of the ninth but the Spinners offense could not bring home a tying run in the bottom of the inning as they ultimately fell to the Tigers 4-3.
As if these two teams weren't familiar enough with each other the Spinners now head to Connecticut for a three-game series in Norwich. Fifth round draft pick Thaddeus Ward takes the hill to make his professional debut.
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