STATE COLLEGE - A two-run homer by Hudson Valley's Jason Corder in the top of the 11th inning plated the winning runs in a 6-4 win over the State College Spikes at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
Corder's homer off of Allen Ponder (0-1) was tucked just inside the left-field foul pole. The call was so close that boos rained down from the patrons. State College (5-17) manager Brad Fischer also came out to argue the call, but to no avail.
The game was sent to extra innings after the Spikes took a late lead in the seventh inning. Kyle Morgan's RBI double was followed by a two-run double to left field by David Rubinstein, giving the Spikes the advantage, 4-3.
Hudson Valley (13-10) then tied the game, 4-4, in the top of the eighth with a broken bat single by pinch-hitter Jacob Jeffries.
Mark Carver collected two hits for the Spikes, including a double. Spikes shortstop Andy Vasquez stretched his hit streak to seven games with a triple in the third inning.
Joshua Satow (2-0) got the win in relief for the Renegades, going two-plus innings and allowing a hit and a walk. Matt Gorgen relieved him in the bottom of the 11th and elicited a double play and a ground out to end the game and get his fourth save in as many opportunities.
Ponder received the loss for State College, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three.
The Spikes and Renegades meet for their last scheduled match-up of the season tonight at 7:05. State College sends Maurice Bankston (0-3) to the mound for his fourth start, and fifth total appearance, of the year.
Hudson Valley counters with right-hander Nick Barnese (1-0). Barnese, the third-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2007, has a 1.25 ERA over his first four starts.
Friday's game will welcome residents and business from the Juniata Valley. Fans also will have the chance to renew their wedding vows before the game in a ceremony officiated by the Spikes' team chaplain, Stacy Sublett. Fireworks are planned for after the game.