Spink extends scoreless streak to 25 innings in Lincoln

June 6, 2014

Conor Spink BaseballLeft-handed pitching is so exclusive in baseball that players can stick around the game longer than most.

But Conor Spink of Eagle River is proving he isn’t some token southpaw.

The 26-year-old relief pitcher hasn’t allowed an earned run since August of last year.

That’s 25 consecutive scoreless innings over 15 appearances with the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association, an independent pro league that has featured other Alaskans such as Matt Way, Corey Madden, Joey Newby and Jamar Hill over the years.

Spink, of Chugiak High fame, picked up his second hold of the season tonight in a 5-4 win over Amarillo. He came on to get the final two outs in the eighth inning.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder is 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 11.1 innings this year.

Spink has a 3.05 ERA in 79.2 career innings in three years of pro ball.