Lowell Mired in a Slump
NORWICH, Conn. -- The Lowell Spinners have picked a bad time to be mired in a five-game losing streak.
Their latest loss came Sunday during a 11-3 pasting at the hands of the Connecticut Tigers during New York-Penn League action.
Lowell (33-34) was hoping for a better start to its final road trip of the season.
Starting pitcher Thaddeus Ward lasted only two-thirds of an inning with six runs allowed (two earned) and a pair of walks. Reliever Hunter Haworth surrendered three runs (two earned) and struck out six in 5.1 innings.
The Spinners got on the board in the top of the fourth inning after Grant Williams led off with a single. After Dylan Hardy drew a walk, Williams came in to score on a steal and a throwing error. Trey Ganns later blasted his first home run of the season to make it a 7-3 game.
Tanner Raiburn surrendered a pair of earned runs in the bottom of the seventh. Lowell looks to break the losing streak on Monday night with Jose Gonzalez taking the hill for the Spinners as the series with Connecticut (27-37) continues.