LOWELL, MA – Pitching was the name of the game as the Staten Island Yankees won their second consecutive game against the Lowell Spinners. Three Baby Bombers pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout of the Boston Red Sox affiliate.
Right-hander Andy Beresford earned his first win of the season, continuing his strong pitching for the Yankees. Beresford allowed two hits in his five innings of work, striking out a career high of seven batters. He was followed by 2014 fifth round draft pick Jordan Foley. Foley allowed two walks but struck out five in two and two-thirds innings before left-hander Ethan Carnes took the mound. Carnes finished the last inning and a third allowing a hit and striking out three Spinners.
Not to be outdone was the Baby Bombers offense. Staten Island hitters combined for eleven runs on fourteen hits in the game and walking five times. Six out of the fourteen hits were doubles including two by catcher Luis Torrens.
Staten Island started off the scoring in the first thanks to a Luis Torrens solo homer. They added two more in the top of second inning with two outs. Connor Spencer doubled, moved to third on a wild pitch and then scored on another double by Renzo Martini. Jose Javier proceeded to line a single to center to bring home Martini.
The Baby Bombers really opened up the game in the top of the third when they plated five runs. Luis Torrens started the inning off with a double, moved to third on a ground out by Ty McFarland and scored on a wild pitch. Chris Breen walked and moved to third on a double by Austin Aune. Isaias Tejeda would earn a RBI on a single to left that scored Breen and moved Aune to third. A sacrifice fly by Connor Spencer brought home Aune. Two more runs would score when Renzo Martini homered to left to give the Yankees an 8-0 lead.
Ty McFarland homered in the top of the fourth to add another run to the lead. The final two runs of the ball game would come in the top of the sixth. Collin Slaybaugh walked, moved to third on a double by Luis Torrens before a Ty McFarland double to center would clear the bases.
The Staten Island Yankees will go for the series sweep tomorrow night as the tall right-hander David Palladino is scheduled to get the start.