The Sanford Spinners bounced back from a Wednesday loss to the Oak City Gliders with a 6-1 victory Thursday over the Brunswick (Southport) Surfin’ Turfs.
The win puts the Spinners at 10-3 overall and tied for first place in the collegiate level Old North State League’s East Division with the Sandhills (Pinehurst) Bogeys. Each team has a 6-2 record in weighted “conference” games that determine playoff eligibility.
On Thursday, the Spinners got seven innings of two hit baseball from starter Jacob Cabaniss, who gave up one run, struck out eight and walked one. Reliever Evan Swift closed out the game over two innings, giving up two hits, striking out six and walking two.
At the plate, the Spinners had 13 hits, including a double from designated hitter Morgan Little and a triple from catcher Josh Lallo. Shortstop Hunter Poole had a 3 RBI single that accounted for half of the Spinners’ runs.
The Spinners have just two games left in June, including an away game against Oak City on Saturday and a home game against the High Point Hushpuppies on Wednesday. Both games have 7 p.m. start times. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children.