Augliera fans seven in three innings, Roberson comes through in 10th, 3-2August 3, 2012 - New York-Penn League (NYPL) Lowell Spinners
For the Spinners, it was their sixth win in their last seven games and the team's third straight series win.
Lowell (18-27) broke a scoreless tie in the third inning as Roberson reached on an infield single, moved to second as Mike Miller walked and scored when Dreily Guerrero's pop fly into short right field was mishandled by Jammer first baseman Viosergy Rosa.
The Spinners added a run in the fifth as Deven Marrero walked with one out, stole second, moved to third on a single to right by Guerrero and came home when Mookie Betts grounded out to third base.
Jamestown (20-24) tied the game in the eighth inning as right fielder Michael Main doubled and scored on a single by third baseman Matt Juengel. After Francisco Tavares walked the next batter, reliever Greg Larson came on and threw a wild pitch that advanced the runners to second and third with one out. Larson promptly walked the next batter, and uncorked a wild pitch that scored the tying run. However, the Spinner defense bailed Larson out of any more trouble as they turned a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning and the threat.
The Jammers cut into that lead in the seventh, after being held at bay by Cuevas, they jumped all over reliever Yunior Ortega. Second baseman Anthony Gomez hit the first pitch of Ortega's outing over the left field wall, and the next batter, Sharif Othman doubled to right. However, Watkins made a heads-up play on a bunt attempt by shortstop Yeison Hernandez, gunning down Othman at third as he attempted to move up on the fielder's choice. Ortega, albeit allowing another base hit in the inning, was able to escape unscathed, leaving two runners stranded.
Lowell took back the lead in the top of the tenth inning as Betts led off with a double and Aneury Tavarez was hit by a pitch. Jake Davies loaded the bases with a bunt single and after a strikeout, Roberson hit a fly ball deep enough to centerfield to score Betts.
Mike Augliera got the start for the Spinners and continued to impress after being shelled by Tri-City on July 18. Tonight, he struck out seven in just three innings, walking one and giving up just two hits. In his last three starts, he hasn?t allowed an earned run and has 15 strikeouts. Tavares, before running into trouble in the eighth, was in line for the win. He struck out five in 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on just four hits. Larson (1-1, 3.48) after a shaky start, shut down the Jammers in the ninth and tenth innings for his first professional victory.
The Spinners knocked ten hits tonight, with Betts, Tavarez and Davies all picking up two-hit nights. For Betts, his two hits momentarily put him on top of the Spinner hitters with a .280 average, narrowly above Mike Miller, who had a hit in the leadoff spot.
Lowell heads to Staten Island for a three-game set against the Baby Bombers tomorrow night with Brian Johnson (0-0, 0.00) making his second professional start as he is scheduled to pitch two innings, to be followed by Tyler Wilson (2-0, 6.17). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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