Oh, How Sweep It Is!

Spinners win fourth straight, take down Connecticut 7-4

By Lowell Spinners | July 9, 2017 8:27 PM ET

After being swept by Connecticut (9-10) two weeks ago, the Spinners (9-10) evened the season series after an impressive 7-4 victory in front of a sellout crowd at LeLacheur Park to win their fourth consecutive game.

Lowell struck first in the bottom of the third after Brett Netzer drove in Nick Sciortino with a bases loaded sacrifice fly. Juan Barriento then groudned into a fielders choice but drove home Yomar Valentin to make it a two-run ball game. 

Starting pitcher Dakota Smith looked strong in six innings of work, striking out six. He gave up three earned runs in the top of the fifth to to give the Tigers a one-run lead. Smith would end up getting the win, his second of the season.

The Connecticut lead would not stand for long as the Spinners hit back in the bottom of the fifth. Nick Sciortino led off the inning with a double and was driven in on an RBI single by Brett Netzer, his second RBI of the evening. Juan Barriento added the second run via a fielders choice to put the Spinners back on top, 4-3.

The Spinners added a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth when outfielder Marino Campana homered to deep left-center, his first of the season.

Jared Oliver came in to relieve Smith in the top of the seventh but surrendered an earned run to make it a 6-4 ball game before the seventh inning stretch.

Netzer led off the bottom of the inning with a single and then was driven in by Raiwinson Lameda on an RBI triple, his second night in a row with a three-bagger.

Relievers Devon Fisher and Joan Martinez came in to shut the door on Connecticut with Martinez picking up his first save of the season.

With a day off tomorrow, the Spinners hit the road for Batavia to kick off a six-game road trip before returning to LeLacheur Park on Monday, July 17th when Aberdeen comes to town for a double-header. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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