(October 8, 2020 – Dallas, TX) It was the team’s first visit to Reverchon Park in uptown, Dallas and unfortunately the return visit wasn’t a friendly one for the Spirits (35+) squad as they faced the NTABL Veterans League number one seed Modoc in playoff action Thursday night.
Adam Gremillion put together another gem as he went the distance to pick up the complete-game victory for Modoc, allowing just one earned run and 5 hits for the Spirits offense, while walking nobody and striking out 8 ghosts. Jonathan Duran and Kirk Sipila both combined for a decent outing as well, combining to allow just 3 earned runs on 11 hits, but the wall was too big to climb as the Spirits fell by a score of 5 to 1, sending them to the Loser’s bracket of the league’s double-elimination tournament.
Cliff Brade, Sipila, Travis Hitzeman, Brian Hackney, and Brant Finchum accounted for the team’s 5 hits, with Hitzeman providing the only run batted in. The team will now play on an off day and will host the Dallas Mustangs on Sunday afternoon for a chance to advance to the next level of play and Round 3 of the playoffs. Click here for schedule details or to listen to the game live online using the iScore Central app.