Bad luck snaps Spink’s run (Baseball)

April 4, 2011
Conor Spink

Seattle University relief pitcher Conor Spink of Eagle River allowed an earned run for the first time since March 18 yesterday, although it was hardly all his fault.

The 6-foot-1 lefty gave up two runs in the top of the eighth inning during a 3-1 loss to Sacramento State University, snapping a string of six consecutive scoreless appearances.

It could have turned out differently.

With one out and the bases loaded he induced a potential inning-ending double play ground ball but it was misplayed by his third baseman, allowing one run to score. The next batter lined a shot off the glove of a diving infielder, allowing the second run to cross the plate.

Spink, of Chugiak High fame, leads the Redhawks with 12 appearances on the season.

He is 2-2 with a 3.24 ERA in 16 2/3 innings. He has 15 Ks and opponents are hitting just .234 off him with aluminum bats.

And although he doesn’t have a save, Spink has finished three games.