It was a fitting night for the Lowell Spinners (8-10) to host "Star Wars Night" as they had to strike back after Connecticut (9-9) jumped out to an early lead.
Starting pitcher Enmanuel De Jesus turned in his best outing of the season. In 4.2 innings of work, he fanned four, allowed one unearned run on only three hits. He set season-highs in strikeouts, innings pitched, and it was the first time he did not allow an earned run.
The game would be interrupted in the fifth inning due to rain but the delay last only thirty minutes.
After resuming play, reliever Dominic Lobrutto allowed an earned run to push the Tigers lead to two.
The lead would not last long as the Spinners responded with a five-run bottom of the sixth. Garrett Benge led off the inning with a walk to reach base for the 11th consecutive game. Following a Juan Barriento double, Raiwinson Lameda tripled to tie the game at two. It marked the second night in a row Lameda had multiple RBI. Brett Netzer then brought in Lameda with an RBI-single to put the Spinners on top. Later in the inning, Marino Campana, making his Spinners debut, doubled off the wall to bring home a pair of runs to cap off a five-run inning.
Lobrutto would go on to throw 2.1 innings of relief and strike out four while allowing only one earned run.
Juan Florentino came in in the eighth to shut the door on the Tigers to pick up his third save of the season.
With their third consecutive victory, the Spinners look to close out a sweep of the Tigers tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 5:35 with Dakota Smith on the hill for Lowell.
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