Lowell, MA – July 28, 2017 – The Lowell Spinners completed a three-game sweep of the Cyclones on Saturday evening with a 10-7 win. It was the fourth straight loss for Brooklyn and their ninth straight loss at the hands of the Spinners dating back to the 2016 season. The ‘Clones made it interesting in the ninth inning, scoring four runs and bringing the go-ahead run to the plate, but Lowell reliever Dominic LoBrutto was able to close out the victory.
The Cyclones jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Reed Gamache had a two-out RBI single in the top of the first, plating Dylan Snypes to give Brooklyn the early edge. The lead was short-lived however, as Lowell responded in a big way in the bottom of the first. RHP Nicolas Debora (0-3) allowed a pair of singles, wrapped around a fielding error from Walter Rasquin that loaded the bases. Debora was able to record a strikeout for out two, and was on the verge of escaping the jam, but Zach Sterry stroked a two-out bases clearing double and Jordan Wren added an RBI single to give Lowell a 4-1 advantage.
The Spinners tacked on single runs in the next three innings to push their lead to 7-1 after four innings, and took control of the game. Brooklyn trimmed away with a pair of RBI from Carl Stajduahr, a double in the sixth and a sac fly in the eighth. But Lowell still had a 10-3 lead heading to the top of the ninth.
But in their last turn at-bat, Brooklyn made it interesting. Jeremy Wolf started the rally with a single, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and came home on a Franklin Correa double down the left field line. Dylan Snypes was then plunked by a pitch and Cecilio Aybar singled to load the bases with one out. Quinn Brodey took one for the team and got plunked by a pitch to force home a run and make it 10-5. Gamache kept the line moving with an RBI single and Stajduhar walked to make it 10-7, still with only one out. But Jose Maria struck out and Wolf, in his second at-bat of the inning, grounded out to end the threat and the game with Lowell winning 10-7.
Brooklyn will hope to rebound, and snap their losing skid on Sunday when they open a three-game set with the Aberdeen IronBirds at Ripken Stadium.