State College Spikes

Spikes win NYPL in two games

STATE COLLEGE - They came to Happy Valley as grinders and they are leaving as champions.That is probably the best way to describe what happened Monday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, where the State College Spikes defeated the Hudson Valley Renegades, 2-1, to capture the 2016 New ...

Spikes win finals opener

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. - Steven Farinaro and Max Almonte combined on a four-hit shutout, and the State College Spikes downed the Hudson Valley Renegades in the opener of the best-of-three New York-Penn League Championship Series, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at Dutchess Stadium.With the win, the ...

Spikes earn finale win, clinch top seed

WILLIAMSPORT Although they punched their ticket for a spot in the playoffs a little more than a week ago, there was still a lot riding on the final regular season game for the State College Spikes Monday afternoon at Bowman Field.If the Spikes were to defeat Williamsport they would enter the ...

Spikes earn 3-2 victory over Crosscutters ahead of playoffs

UNIVERSITY PARK Time is running out and it was almost to a point of do-or-die for the State College Spikes.In the playoffs, but still battling for the top record in the league which would give them the top seed in the playoffs, State College did what it had to do as the Spikes sneaked past ...

Spikes back on top of NYPL standings

NILES, Ohio - The State College Spikes recorded their 48th win of the season, matching the franchise high-water mark set by the 2013 and 2014 editions of the club, with a 4-2 victory over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Friday night at Eastwood Field.The win, along with Hudson Valley's loss to ...

Lions should have fresh(er) start in ’16

A little nitpicking while anxious for the 2016 curtain to go up: James Franklin had a good explanation to a question this week on why the Nittany Lions looked so flat against Temple in their opener last year.He said the lack of depth in practice kept the 2015 regulars on the field longer, in ...

Cardinals, Spikes extend

STATE COLLEGE - The State College Spikes announced today a two-year extension of its Player Development Contract (PDC) with the St. Louis Cardinals. The extension renews the Spikes' affiliation with the Cardinals through the 2018 New York-Penn League season.The agreement marks the second ...

Spikes fall to IronBirds

From staff reportsSTATE COLLEGE, PA Elier Rodriguez produced a double and drove in two runs, but the State College Spikes fell to the Aberdeen IronBirds, 6-3, on Wednesday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.The loss, combined with Hudson Valley's victory over Lowell, dropped the Spikes ...

Spikes drop decision 6-1

From staff reportsSTATE COLLEGE, PA The State College Spikes were held in check by the Aberdeen IronBirds on Tuesday night as they dropped a 6-1 decision at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.Despite the loss, the Spikes (46-24) maintained the top spot in the New York-Penn League playoff seedings ...

Farinaro sets record in Spikes victory

From staff reportsSTATE COLLEGE - Steven Farinaro earned his franchise record ninth win of the season as the State College Spikes got homers from Ryan McCarvel and Ricardo Bautista to take a 5-2 victory over the Aberdeen IronBirds on Monday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.With the win and ...