Spink extends scoreless streak to 26 innings with Saltdogs

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jun 9, 2014

Left-handed pitching is so exclusive in baseball that players can stick around the game longer than most.

But Conor Spink of Eagle River is proving he isn’t some token southpaw.

The 26-year-old relief pitcher hasn’t allowed an earned run since August of last year.

That’s 26 consecutive scoreless innings over 16 appearances with the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association, an independent pro league that has featured other Alaskans such as Matt Way, Corey Madden, Joey Newby and Jamar Hill over the years.

Spink, of Chugiak High fame, is a setup guy that continued his scoreless streak in a 3-2 loss to Amarillo. He entered a 2-2 game in the eighth inning, allowing a two-out base hit before getting out of the inning with a groundout to third base.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound lefty is 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 12.1 innings this year.

This story was written by Van Williams, a freelance writer in Anchorage and the ALB Media Director.