Spink gets win in career-high 44th appearance w/ Saltdogs

August 31, 2015

Conor Spink BaseballEagle River’s Conor Spink has hinted about retirement, so if that’s the case the Lincoln Saltdogs are going to get their money’s worth out of the relief pitcher.

The veteran southpaw has pitched in 44 games this season – the most of his four seasons in the American Association of independent professional baseball.

He has pitched in twice as many games as any other guy on his team but one.

The 27-year-old is the most reliable option out of the bullpen. He is too good to quit now.

Spink picked up his career-best fifth win with 1.1 innings of relief in a 5-4 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries.

He improved his record to 5-6 and lowered his ERA to 3.74 in 57.2 innings.

Spink, of Chugiak High fame, is one of seven Alaskans to pitch in at least 100 games at the pro level.

His career 3.49 ERA in 138 games ranks No. 2 all-time.