State College Spikes

Spikes drop first game of road trip

GRANVILLE, W. Vir — Johan Oviedo retired 18 of the first 19 batters he faced for the State College Spikes on Wednesday night, but the West Virginia Black Bears grew their lead late to take a 5-1 decision at Monongalia County Ballpark. The Spikes (29-25) now sit three games back of West ...

Spikes set to host All-Star Game

STATE COLLEGE — Central Pa. will be in the spotlight next August as the State College Spikes will host the 2018 New York-Penn League All-Star Game at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The event makes its return to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, located on the campus of nationally renowned Penn ...

Spikes’ quintet lead South squad

TROY, N.Y. — Josh Lopez knocked in the game-winning runs with a two-run single in the ninth as the South squad topped the North, 5-2, in the 2017 New York-Penn League All-Star Game Tuesday night at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, home of the Tri-City ValleyCats. Lopez’s line drive to left in the ...

NYPL announces newest members to Hall of Fame; 7 Spikes named All-Stars

STATE COLLEGE — The New York-Penn League recently announced its 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees. Baltimore Orioles’ manager Buck Showalter headlines the list of the three newest members. Showalter began his managerial career with the Oneonta Yankees in 1985. He guided the team to a record ...

Spikes fall short of sweeping Vermont

STATE COLLEGE — State College was looking for a sweep of Vermont, but unfortunately for the Spikes, the Lake Monsters had other ideas. After winning a pair of back-to-back, 11-inning walk off wins over the Lake Monsters, the Spikes played less than classic baseball as they fell 9-4 to ...

Spikes tie matters up late in game

UNIVERSITY PARK — Sometimes when you put all of your eggs in one basket it can turn into a win. Unfortunately for State College, they won’t know that outcome due to a malfunction of one bank of lights at the ball park. At the time of press, State College and Vermont were all tied at ...

Spikes fall late to Renegades

UNIVERSITY PARK — Baseball can be a brutal sport. Sometimes the game gives and at other times it takes. Unfortunately for State College, Hudson Valley was able to take just a little more than it was able to give as the Renegades held on for a 4-3 win before 3,075 fans at Medlar Field at ...

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Spikes shortstop Wood Myers fields a ground ball on the run during Wednesday’s game against Hudson Valley in State College. Hudson Valley edged the Spikes, 3-1.

Renegades rally late, beat State College

STATE COLLEGE — The Hudson Valley Renegades and State College Spikes battled each other to a stalemate through the first eight innings of their game Wednesday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. But then it happened. After escaping from a bases-loaded situation in the eighth, the ...

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The throw to Spikes first baseman Tyler Lancaster hits Hudson Valley’s Angel Perez (22) in the back during Tuesday’s game against Hudson Valley in State College.

Big first inning propels Spikes to win

STATE COLLEGE — Tuesday night was Bark in the Park night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, and Hudson Valley is still looking for the person who let the dogs out. Combining a half dozen hits with a pair of errors and two walks, the State College Spikes got all over the Renegades for a seven ...

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Former State College Spikes manager Oliver Marmol has been a member of the St. Louis Cardinals’ coaching staff, serving as a first base coach this season.

Marmol’s dream a reality with Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — Just like many of the players he managed in the two seasons he spent with the State College Spikes, a goal of Oliver Marmol was to get to the Major Leagues. This season, that possibility became a reality when Marmol was named the first base coach for the St. Louis ...