Duane Aponte was lights-out with 9 strikeouts in just 4 innings and key hits from Kirk Sipila, including a 2-RBI double, and a pair of RBIs from Jack Nash aided the Spirits offense alongside 15 walks from Renegades pitching!
The merry-go-round evening was short and sweet as the squad finished early due to the league's run-rule. Brant Finchum picked up an inning of work that included a pair of strikeouts as well.
The Spirits (40+) squad was left on ice Wednesday night as they lost their debut opener in DFW Adult Baseball Association play against the Drillers. The Drillers used 6 free trips to first along with 3 Spirits fielding errors to sneak past the ghosts by a score of 5 to 2.
Kirk Sipila finished with a pair of hits, including a double while Eric McPherson finished with a pair of hits as well. Shawn Lee and Stacy Scott each finished with a single and an RBI on the night, and John Hefner finished the ice cold evening with a hit, walk, and run scored.
Temperatures dipped to 30 degrees with winds and mist that made the air feel 19 degrees before the game finished.
John Holmquist took the loss despite only allowing 5 hits, while striking out 3. Low temperatures made gripping the ball extremely difficult for the award-winning pitcher.
The team at Core already is serving some of the club's players in physical therapy and chiropractic services and the club proudly shares their brand as a testimonial of proven services to aid and assist injury.