BATAVIA, N.Y. - Chase Lyles knocked in the go-ahead run in the top of the tenth, and the State College Spikes battled back to win their first extra-inning game of the season over the Batavia Muckdogs, 4-2, Sunday.
In the tenth, State College (5-5) received a leadoff single by Justin Bencsko. After Kyle Saukko sacrificed him to second and Adalberto Santos was intentionally walked, Lyles came through with a single to rack up his team-leading ninth RBI of the year. Kelson Brown then brought in Santos with a fielder's choice.
State College took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning when Santos scored on a wild pitch and Matt Skirving's RBI groundout brought in Brown. Batavia (4-6) evened the game in the seventh when Nick Longmire tripled off the top of the left field wall and Joey Bergman produced an RBI single to right.
Brown finished the game 2-for-4, and was the only Spike with multiple hits. Skirving and Gift Ngoepe each produced doubles to aid the State College effort.
Spikes 9, Muckdogs 8
Adalberto Santos and Chase Lyles smashed the first two home runs of the 2010 for the State College Spikes, with Lyles' homer jumpstarting a seven-run sixth inning that led the Spikes past the Batavia Muckdogs, 9-8, at Dwyer Stadium.
Santos' solo shot to left field came in the first inning, giving the initial lead of the game to the Spikes (4-5) for the second game in a row. However, after Batavia (4-5) took a 5-2 lead into the sixth, it was Lyles' three-run homer deep to left field that tied the game. Miguel Mendez then knocked in a pair of runs with a base hit of his own, and Walker Gourley added a two-run single to complete the surge and give State College a 9-8 edge.