Spinners

Mooresville Spinners base runner Tyler McPeak (Denver, Campbell University) arrives safely with a feet-first slide into third during the course of the team’s current season-best winning streak. PHOTO USED WITH PERMISSION FROM MATT SCHILLER

Temper, temper.

The Mooresville Spinners maintained their composure on the field solid enough to remain in the midst of one of the most successful stretches of play for the overall season to date.

The Spinners backed up a thorough, 13-3 throttling over the independent entry Race City Bootleggers by getting right back down to business in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League ranks with a 4-2 doubling of the Lenoir Oilers.

Doing so to also extend a current four-game winning streak to account for the single longest such span of triumphs for the season overall, Mooresville geared up to get back in action owning an 11-5 overall record that included an 8-4 slate to show in the SCBL.

At home to host the Oilers, tempers flared on the part of both teams drawing the issue to a close through only seven of the scheduled nine-inning affair with the home team logging in with the 4-2 win.

Starting Spinners pitcher Ethan Lauchart (Sissonville, West Virginia, West Virginia State University) was credited with the win, gathering some late-game relief assistance from fellow staff member Trent Joiner (Huntersville, College of Charleston). Combined, the duo allowed the two runs on a trio of hits while striking out seven.

At the plate, the twosome of Tyler McPeak (Denver, Campbell University) and Eric Rigsby (Jonesboro, Tennessee, Carson Newman College) ripped a pair of hits each to anchor the charge. Seth McAulay (Huntersville, Western Carolina University) cranked his third home run of the season and was joined in the one-hit wonder department by the likes of Drew Yniesta (Summerville, South Carolina, Erskine College) and Brennan Hogan (Ponte Vedra, Florida, UNC Pembroke) with a base knock each taking shape in the form of a double apiece.

Earlier, also at home to host the Bootleggers, the elder-statesmen Spinners asserted their authority early over their fellow Mooresville-based entry with the plating of six runs over the course of the first two innings alone to build a solid foundation on the way towards the 13-3 romp.

Starter Chris Monteleone (Concord, Belmont Abbey College) collected the win, garnering some relief assistance along the way from Reese Robinson (Dayton, Ohio, N.C. State University). Together, the duo allowed the three runs on five hits while striking out 12.

Offensively, Greg Sanders (Charleston, South Carolina, Erskine College) drilled a solo home run — his first of the season — for one of his team high-tying two hits. Yniesta paired doubles during the course of a five runs batted in performance and was also joined in the two-hit category the likes of Jake Whitcomb (Harrisburg, UNC Charlotte) and Justin Fox (Concord, Erskine College)

Mooresville headed back into play on track to continue a lengthy home stand by playing host to both the SCBL-member Statesville Owls and frontrunning Piedmont Pride on back-to-back nights, respectively, at Moor Park. 

The Spinners close out their stretch of at-home appearances when staying in place at Moor Park to entertain the Concord Athletics Monday night.

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