Local roundup: Spinners sweep Tigers

Lowell, Mass. — Pinch-hitter Carlos Asuaje singled home Cleuluis Rondon with no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning of the second game to give the Lowell Spinners a 3-2 victory over the Connecticut Tigers and a sweep of their New York-Penn League doubleheader Tuesday night.

The Spinners (8-6), the Single-A affiliate of the Red Sox, won the opener 5-2.

Rondon opened the ninth with a base hit and Tzu-Wei Lin followed with a single to center. After Manual Margot was intentionally walked to load the bases, Asuaje lined his game-winning hit up the middle.

Simon Mercedes allowed one hit over six innings with three strikeouts and two walks to pace Lowell in the opener.

Aaron King had two hits, including a solo home run, and two RBI, for the Spinners, while Lin added two hits, including a double, with a run and an RBI

Brett Harrison had both hits for the Tigers (4-11) and scored.

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• Jack Langton allowed three hits over six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts as Tri-County III beat Mystic, 3-1. Langton also had two hits, a run, and RBI and two stolen bases.

• Chris Turner allowed only one hit over four innings of relief as Ledyard snapped a four-game losing streak with an 11-3 win over Norwich. Zack Willis had a single and double for Ledyard (3-5) while Matthew McElwee and Walter Strelevitz had two hits apiece.

• Colin Harrington pitched a one-hitter with seven strikeouts as Waterford beat Tri-County II Monday, 3-1, in a game called after six innings due to darkness. Justin Pandolfe, Trey Zaharek and Harrington each had an RBI for Waterford (9-1).

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