The Sanford Spinners overcame an 11 run deficit Monday night at Tramway Park, scoring 21 unanswered runs in four innings to top the Oak City (Raleigh) Gliders and move to 4-2 in the collegiate level Old North State League’s Central Division.
Spinners pitcher Nick Pope got off to a rough start out of the gate, recording just one out and giving up seven earned runs in the top of the first. He was relieved by Chris Goodwin, who gave up four more runs in the first but went on to pitch another three-plus innings for the Spinners and earn the win.
Starting in the third inning, the Spinners began making a comeback, scoring two runs that inning, five more in the fourth, and 13 in the fifth. The Spinners added a final run in the sixth. The Old North State League’s mercy rule ended the game after the seventh inning.
Eight of the Spinners position players – outfielder De’Yon Cannon, first baseman Kanyon Gagich, third baseman Kaden Sigmon, designated hitter Keagan Baxter, outfielder Gage Bibey, outfielder Brady Nathison, catcher Andrew Shadburn, and second baseman Cam Cole – had two or more hits, including a home run from Baxter.
The win moves the Spinners to 4-2 in the league’s Central Division, still a game behind the first place Sandhills (Pinehurst) Bogeys, who are 6-2.
The Spinners will host the Bogeys at Tramway Park adjacent to Southern Lee at 7 p.m. Thursday. After that, the team is on the road for the weekend against the Gliders in Raleigh (Saturday) and the Reidsville Luckies (Sunday).
Tickets are $8 for general admission and $4 for kids, and can be purchased through the team’s website or on gameday.