Spinners Win after Six Scoreless Innings
ABERDEEN, MD- IronBirds fall to the Spinners 3-2 after the longest game of the season at 11 games. Birds took an early lead before the Spinners knotted the score in the third. The score remained tied 2-2 going into the final inning, when Lowell Spinner Aneury Tavarez hit a game winning RBI double.
Spinner Jake Davies brought in the first run of the game on an RBI double to bring in Deven Marrero in the top of the first. The Birds returned by putting up two runs in the bottom of the frame. A two run single hit by 1B Cameron Edman brought in CF Anthony Vega and DH Sam Kimmel. Vega extended his hitting streak last night to five games.
DH David Chester of Lowell tied up the game in the third with his ninth homerun of the season against IronBirds RHP Branden Kline, after a perfect inning pitched in the second. Kline retired after three innings.
Both the IronBirds and Spinners endured six scoreless innings, with Birds relief LHP Cameron Coffey on the mound for five. Coffey allowed only three hits and racked up three strikeouts. In turn, Spinners RHP William Cuevas faced the minimum in his first four innings pitched. Cuevas gave up his first hit in the bottom of the 10th on a line drive from RF Manuel Hernandez to left field.
LF Aneury Tavarez gave the Spinners the winning run in the top of the 11th and brought in the first score since the third inning. RF Matt Marquis came in off a RBI double to center field from Tavarez.
William Cuevas (7-2, 1.36) took the win after racking up five strikeouts and only gave up one run. IronBird Jesse Fernandez (0-1, 4.63) took the loss.
Aberdeen look to take the final game of the series Thursday night against the Lowell Spinners at Ripken Stadium. IronBirds RHP David Richardson (3-3, 4.25) will take the rubber, while the Spinners will turn to RHP Jacob Dahlstrand (0-0, 4.05). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. with coverage beginning on the IronBirds Radio Network at 6:50 p.m.