State College Spikes

Spikes survive Scrappers’ late efforts

STATE COLLEGE — For the first five innings of Tuesday night’s State College matchup with Mahoning Valley, the two starting pitchers controlled much of the action in a Spikes one-run lead. But from that point on, the two teams exchanged blows, some on good plays and others on mental ...

Spikes get tying run to plate in home loss

STATE COLLEGE — The Mahoning Valley recipe for victory over State College Monday night was a simple one. Come up with some strong pitching, throw some serious leather around on defense and pound out 13 hits. Those were the ingredients that led to a 5-1 Scrappers win over the Spikes before a ...

Spikes jump out to quick lead in win over Scrappers

STATE COLLEGE — The State College Spikes raced out of the gate with nine hits over the first three innings, and Paul Balestrieri’s mound effort in his first pro win helped the Spikes coast to a 5-1 victory over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Sunday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano ...

Benson has big night in State College’s loss

GRANVILLE, W. Va. – Brandon Benson smashed his third home run and drove in both State College Spikes runs, but a five-run first inning gave the West Virginia Black Bears an 8-2 victory on Thursday night at Monongalia County Ballpark. Benson, the Cardinals’ 2017 20th-round draft choice, ...

’Cutters offense dominates State College

UNIVERSITY PARK — With one swing Jake Scheiner set the tone for the night for the Williamsport Crosscutters. It was the tone of hits and runs. Fourteen hits and 11 runs, to be exact. Scheiner’s RBI triple in the first inning set up the Cutters for a pair of two-run innings to start the ...

Castano strong in first game for Spikes in doubleheader sweep over Cutters

WILLIAMSPORT —State College missed on its first attempt to sweep out Tuesday’s doubleheader from Williamsport at Bowman Field. It didn’t miss the second. After allowing the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning, State College scored a pair in the top of the eighth to beat the ...

Spikes fall on walk off to Cyclones, 2-1

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Imeldo Diaz’s game-tying single in the eighth brought the State College Spikes back from behind, but Jose Miguel Medina’s walk-off hit in the ninth gave the Brooklyn Cyclones a 2-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at MCU Park. Held to just one hit, a sun-aided double for ...

State College tames Cyclones, wins third straight

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Jonathon Mulford’s six strong innings on the hill combined with timely hitting gave the State College Spikes their third straight win with a 4-3 victory over the Brooklyn Cyclones Friday night at MCU Park. Mulford (1-2), a native of Massapequa on nearby Long Island, ...

Lancaster leads Spikes to victory

TROY, N.Y. — Tyler Lancaster became the 13th player in State College Spikes history to hit a grand slam, and his blast was the key to a five-run third inning that enabled the Spikes to take a 7-6 victory from the Tri-City ValleyCats on Thursday night at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. Lancaster ...

Spikes push 10 runs across in win

TROY, N.Y. — Zach Kirtley and Brandon Benson led a resurgent State College Spikes offense with a homer apiece, and Sam Tewes put together a strong outing on the mound to lead the Spikes to a 10-4 victory over the Tri-City ValleyCats on Wednesday night at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. Kirtley, ...