The North Shore Spirit concluded one of the most remarkable home seasons in the history of professional baseball with a 4-1 victory over the Worcester Tornadoes today, their ninth in a row and their 22nd out of 26 at home. Newcomer Sam Smith got hit fairly hard but pitched well enough to win, going 6 innings and yielding only one run. D-Rob and Fitzgerald (sv #23) closed it out.
The Twisters struck first as they got five consecutive hits to open the ballgame, but a pickoff throw and a double play prevented a huge inning as Worcester could only plate one run. It would be the only run they'd get, despite threatening Smith a few more times during the game.
With Luis Sabino and Vic Davilla on in the bottom of the 3rd, Chris Rowan laced a 2rbi double that put North Shore in the lead- for good. The Spirit added another in the 3rd on a passed ball that plated Rowan. The Spirit got the last run in the game in the bottom of the 8th as an error by Worcester's first baseman allowed Jon de Vries to hustle home with an insurance run.
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NSS 04 06 00