Pit Spitters Move One Victory Away from Tying League Record

TRAVERSE CITY — The Pit Spitters (51-19) scored six runs in the second inning and four runs in the fourth to boost them to an 11-7 win over the Rockford Rivets (33-37) on Friday at home. It was Traverse City’s final home game of their inaugural regular season.

Adam Proctor got the scoring started for Traverse City with a 3-run homer to right field, and Andrew Morrow added three more runs with a bases-clearing double to give his team the lead.

With the win, the Pit Spitters become the third team in Northwoods League history to win 51 games in a season and they are now just one victory away from tying the league record of 52 wins.

The Pit Spitters will wrap up their regular season with a 2-game road series against Kalamazoo. First pitch on Saturday is at 7:05 p.m. The Growlers clinched a playoff spot on Friday, setting up a 3-game series with the Pit Spitters to open the postseason on Monday. The first game will be in Kalamazoo, with the following two games (Game 3, if necessary) will be in Traverse City on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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