Sipila, Finchum Shine in Spirits (45) Opener

It didn’t take Kirk Sipila and Brant Finchum very long to get a hot start to their respective 2016 seasons this past Monday. Both players appeared to be in mid-season form and both took home “Spirits Player of the Game” honors following their 2016 season opener and victory over the 2-time returning champs, the Dallas Rangers.

Sipila crushed 4 hits for 2 RBI and scored 3 runs and aided the Spirits cause by closing out the victory with a save in two innings of pitching. And speaking of crushing the ball, Brant Finchum took Rangers pitching deep into the gap during a dramatic time of the game cleaning the bases with 3-run triple. He finished the night with 2 hits and 4 RBI. Slugger Brian Hackney also deserves honors with a 2 for 3 performance including a double and 2 RBI and 3 runs scored himself.

The Spirits (45) squad is back in action next Monday, April 11 at McInnish Park, Field #11 in CarrolltonĀ as they host the Dallas Bulls. Be sure to visit the team’s Facebook pageĀ for the latest social info and updates, and schedule information by clicking here.

Game Box Score

IF/P Kirk Sipila (4 Hits, 2 RBI, 3 Runs)

IF/P Kirk Sipila (4 Hits, 2 RBI, 3 Runs)

Brant Finchum

IF/P/OF Brant Finchum (2 Hits, 4 RBI)