BATAVIA, N.Y. -- The Lowell Spinners put together a two-run rally in the eighth inning, finished off by a RBI infield single by Jordan Procyshen, to forge ahead to a 6-4 win over the Batavia Muckdogs on Wednesday night.

Area baseball

The win began a six-game road trip on the right foot, and helped Lowell gain ground in the wild card race and in the division, as Connecticut fell to Mahoning Valley.

Lowell (14-18) took advantage of Batavia's starting pitcher Michael Mader's inability to find the plate in the first inning with one out as Raymel Flores walked, stole second and trotted home on a two-run opposite field blast by Sam Travis.

Batavia (17-14) tied the game in the second as left fielder Victor Castro reached on an error by Flores, stole second and scored on a single by catcher Brad Haynal. Third baseman Aaron Blanton then doubled home Haynal to tie the game.

Nick Moore continued swinging a hot bat as he stroked a two-out double in the fourth to knock in Travis that put the Spinners ahead, but the Muckdogs tied the game in the fifth on an RBI double by Miles Williams.

Eric Fisher put Batavia on top in the sixth with a solo home run to deep center.

The Spinners were able to scrap some hits together in the eighth to push ahead. Flores drew a walk to lead off and moved to third on a Nick Longhi single during a well-executed hit and run. After an out, Moore's infield single took a bad hop and allowed Flores to come home to tie the game. Procyshen followed with a single off Fisher's glove that scored Longhi with the go-ahead run.


Travis added a vital insurance run in the ninth inning as Danny Mars reached on a fielder's choice, stole second and scored when Travis laced a double into left field.

Carlos Pinales pitched a 1-2-3 ninth, picking up his New York-Penn League-leading ninth save.

Travis led the way for the offense, going 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI.

Moore, who had two homers and four RBI in Monday's win over Mahoning Valley, knocked in two more runs, while Flores had two hits and scored twice.


14-15 Division

CHELMSFORD -- Chelmsford rolled to a 10-1 victory over Lowell PYO.

Kyler Brown pitched a 3-hitter and drove in 2 runs for the winners.

Kevin Sweeney, Jon Barry, Mike Perez and Eric Wrobel all had run-scoring hits for Chelmsford (8-5).