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Spinners End Their Losing Skid

August 1, 2018

FISHKILL, N.Y. -- After losing a season-high six games in a row entering Tuesday, the Lowell Spinners (22-22) had finally had enough.

Lowell 8, HV 0

The Spinners emphasized that sentiment with an 8-0 victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades. The Spinners got back to .500 at 22-22.

The bats were ready to go in this one with the offense getting on the board in the first inning. Grant Williams led-off the game with a walk and Lane Milligan singled to move him into scoring position. Devlin Granberg later grounded out, but managed to bring home Williams to make it 1-0.

Xavier LeGrant added to the lead in the top of the second with a two-run home run, his second homer of the season.

Starting pitcher Thaddeus Ward turned in arguably the best start of his young professional career. In four innings, he allowed only three hits, struck out a pair, and kept the Renegades (28-15) off the scoreboard.

Jarren Duran launched his second home run of the season in the top of the fifth to make it a 4-0 ballgame. With the solo shot, Duran added to his league-leading .548 slugging percentage.

The Spinners added four doubles in the seventh inning and put three runs on the board, courtesy of Williams, Milligan, Granberg and Kole Cottam.

Cottam added the final run in the top of the ninth with an RBI single to bring home Duran, pushing the lead to 8-0.

Hunter Haworth starred out of the bullpen with five scoreless innings in which he struck out seven.

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