State College Spikes

Spikes season concludes in home loss

STATE COLLEGE — Bryce Denton picked up a pair of hits and Irving Lopez drove in the State College Spikes’ lone run in his debut with the club, but the Williamsport Crosscutters took a 6-1 decision in the season finale for both teams on Thursday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The ...

Gonzalez’ three hits can’t stop ’Cutters

STATE COLLEGE — Yariel Gonzalez produced his sixth game with three or more hits on the 2017 season, but a key error in the seventh inning sunk the State College Spikes in a 5-2 loss to the Williamsport Crosscutters on Wednesday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Gonzalez singled in the ...

Spikes’ Bautista hits walk-off homer

STATE COLLEGE — In a game that featured the first-ever fog delay in Medlar Field at Lubrano Park history, Ricardo Bautista’s two-run walk-off homer gave the State College Spikes an 8-6 win over the Auburn Doubledays on Tuesday night. The fog, which rolled in at the beginning of the ...

Spikes turn triple play; eliminated from playoff contention

STATE COLLEGE – Zach Kirtley and Matt Davis combined to turn the first triple play in State College Spikes history in the sixth inning, but the Spikes’ playoff chances evaporated as a strong mound effort from State College Area High School alum Nick Raquet led the Auburn Doubledays to a 4-1 ...

Davis’ homer not enough for Spikes

NILES, Ohio — Matt Davis gave the State College Spikes an early lead with his first homer of the year, but Will Benson’s solo shot in the eighth gave the Mahoning Valley Scrappers a 2-1 victory on Friday night at Eastwood Field. The loss put the Spikes (38-32) 2 1/2 games in back of the ...

Spikes rally late to win game, series

GRANVILLE, W. Vir – Joe Gomez chose a big moment to deliver his first extra-base hit of the season for the State College Spikes, as his ninth-inning double drove in the go-ahead run to finish the Spikes’ 3-2 comeback win over the West Virginia Black Bears on Wednesday night at Monongalia ...

Spikes battle back for late lead and win

GRANVILLE, W.Vir — Daniel Castano set the State College Spikes’ single-season strikeout record, and the Spikes’ bats came alive in the middle innings to give them a 10-6 comeback victory over the West Virginia Black Bears on Monday night at Monongalia County Ballpark. Castano (8-3) got ...

Sentinel photo by  CHRISTOPHER SHANNON 
State College’s Zach Kirtley turns two as Williamsport’s Josh Stephen slides into second base during the Spikes’ 3-1 SawBuck Series victory over the Crosscutters Saturday evening in State College.

Spikes fall to ’Cutters in pitchers duel

STATE COLLEGE — After watching his team play a pair of “clean” games only to come out on the short end of the final score, Williamsport manager Pat Borders saw his club take care of business Sunday night as the Crosscutters defeated the State College Spikes, 3-2, before 3,327 fans at ...

Spikes slip by ’Cutters with pitching

STATE COLLEGE — If outstanding pitching is to your liking, the place for you to be Friday night was at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. When the issue was finally decided, State College defeated Williamsport 2-0 in a battle between two of the New York-Penn league’s better pitchers in ...

Spikes’ big first inning enough to beat Black Bears

STATE COLLEGE – The State College Spikes plated six runs in the first inning and held on to defeat the West Virginia Black Bears, 6-5, Thursday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. With the win, State College (32-30) is now three games back of the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division ...