The Spinners got solid starting pitching from Ryan Pressly, and a big night by Dan Butler to help them defeat the Auburn Doubledays 8-6, and snap their three game losing streak. The Spinners remain in a tie atop the Stedler Division for first place.
Pressly got off to a rough start, allowing two runs in the first, but settled down and struck out 8 and did not allow any further runs in his six innings of work.
The Spinners took the lead in the third as Dan Butler lead off with a triple, followed by an RBI single by Wilfred Pichardo, an RBI double by Ryan Westmoreland, a walk to Chris McGuiness, a single to Willie Holmes and an RBI on a fielder’s choice by Alex Hassan.
In the fifth, the Spinners added two more runs on RBI singles by Holmes and Christian Vazquez. Auburn mounted a comeback against Spinners reliever Cesar Cabral. Hassan made a game saving play by throwing out Karim Turkamani at the plate to preserve a one run lead in the 7th.
Butler would grab two more RBI’s in the bottom half of the inning and Hassan added an extra insurance run in the 8th. Auburn charged back and had the tying run at the plate, but Cesar Cabral was able to wiggle out of trouble to pick up the save.
Every Spinners starter reached base as the team had thirteen hits. The Spinners look to take 2 out of 3 from Auburn as their ace Yeiper Castillo (4-1, 1.98) takes the mound at 7:05.