The Spinners returned to LeLacheur Park on Thursday evening for one game against the Connecticut Tigers, taking a 11-2 loss.
The Tigers got to the Spinners early with Christin Stewart homering in the top of the first. The Tigers would score six runs in the top of the second, which included a grand slam by Cam Gibson. Connecticut would go on to score 11 runs.
Offensively, the Spinners hardly struggled, having only two hits as a team prior to the ninth as the 6-9 batters went 0-16 combined.
However, the Spinners would not go down without a fight as Mitchell Gunsolus blasted a two run 400-foot home run in the bottom of the ninth putting the crowd in a frenzy. The strong effort would not be enough, however, with the Spinners taking the loss. The Spinners look to take the last game of the series Friday night at Dodd stadium. Despite the loss, the Spinners hold a 10-4 record, good for first in their division.
Following the game, fans stuck around for some exciting post game entertainment, including an improv dance by the Spinterns, fireworks, kids run the bases, and Thomas the Tank Engine.
Before the fireworks got started, a group of Spinners employees took the field down the first base line and pumped up the crowd, dancing to a number of different dances, including the cotton eyed joe. While they were entertaining, the real fun began with the fireworks. The fireworks display was complemented by some patriotic tunes in honor of Independence Day. After the fireworks, young fans were able to run the bases and ride Thomas the Tank Engine.
The Spinners next home game will take place on July 8th against the West Virginia Black Bears, beginning a six game home stand.