Spink embarks on fourth professional season with Salt Dogs

May 22, 2015

Conor Spink BaseballLast summer Conor Spink of Eagle River kicked around the idea of giving up his summer job.

But he isn’t ready to say goodbye to professional baseball.

The 27-year-old pitcher opened his fourth season with the Lincoln Salt Dogs of the American Association independent league.

The left-handed reliever threw a scoreless inning in a 4-2 loss to Kansas City in the season opener tonight.

Spink, of Chugiak High fame, has pitched in 95 pro games. He has struck out 94 batters in 113.2 innings and his career ERA is 3.33.

Spink is one of two Alaskans currently playing professional baseball. The other is Dylan Baker of Juneau. The 23-year-old pitcher is playing in A+ ball with Lynbchburg.