Spink’s scoreless streak snapped in independent pro league

July 30, 2015

Conor Spink BaseballEagle River’s Conor Spink of the Lincoln Saltdogs saw his impressive scoreless streak snapped in a 3-0 loss against the Sioux City Explorers.

The left-handed relief pitcher gave up a two-out double in the eighth inning that scored a runner from first, snapping his 12.2-inning scoreless streak.

It was the first run he had allowed since July 3, stretching a dozen appearances.

Spink, of Chugiak High fame, has a 3-4 record and 3.85 ERA in 32 games this season in the American Association.

The fourth-year professional pitcher has appeared in 126 career games, the sixth most among Alaskans in the minor leagues. Last month he passed Ryan Shaver [116] of Fairbanks.

The only Alaska pitchers to throw in more pro games are Chris Mabeus [243], Marshall Boze [221], Corey Madden [213], Chad Bentz [195] and Joey Newby [180].