State College Spikes

Muckdogs down Spikes in series finale

UNIVERSITY PARK — For State College, Tuesday night’s game with Batavia was more of the same. They scored first, got a solid pitching effort from starter Winston Nicacio and battled right to the end. The result was a 4-3 loss to the Muckdogs in the series finale. “The one constant we ...

Muckdogs hold off Spikes after 8th inning rally

UNIVERSITY PARK — With the way things were going, there was feeling that one big break was going to be a factor in which team won the game between the State College Spikes and Batavia Muckdogs. With the Muckdogs and Spikes deadlocked through seven innings in a scoreless duel, the Muckdogs ...

Spikes look for change, can’t find it in loss

UNIVERSITY PARK — After suffering three straight losses to West Virginia, the State College Spikes returned to Medlar Field hoping to turn things around with some good home cooking. Unfortunately for the Spikes, the Muckdogs had other ideas as they dealt the Spikes an 8-6 defeat ...

Spikes drop second game to Black Bears

GRANVILLE, W.Va. — Nick Dunn drove in a run and scored one, and Edwin Figuera recorded his second consecutive multi-hit game, but the State College Spikes fell to the West Virginia Black Bears, 4-2, Friday night at Monongalia County Ballpark. Dunn opened the scoring with an RBI groundout in ...

Spikes get Scrappers, hit the road

UNIVERSITY PARK — When you are headed out for a road trip, there is no better send off than a satisfying win. Wednesday night at Medlar Field, the State College Spikes made that happen when they defeated the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, 4-1, before 2,141 fans. “It is always nice to win on ...

Spikes let up late lead to Scrappers

UNIVERSITY PARK — For the first six innings of Tuesday night’s New York-Penn baseball game between State College and Mahoning Valley, the Spikes were rolling along with a two-run lead and things couldn’t have been any better. However, as fate would have it for the Spikes, as good as ...

Mahoning Valley wins battle of pitching staffs over Spikes in first meeting

UNIVERSITY PARK — Pitching, pitching and more pitching. That has been the theme for the State College Spikes in the early going. Sunday night, the Spike pitchers combined for 10 innings of scoreless baseball in a shutout win over Williamsport. Monday night at Medlar Field it was more of ...

Spikes top Crosscutters in extras

WILLIAMSPORT — Evidently, the 2018 State College Spikes baseball team just can’t get enough action from the regulation 9-inning encounters — or at least it seems that way. After dropping the season opener to Williamsport by a 3-2 score, the Spikes rebounded to take the final two games ...

Aggressive Crosscutters take Spikes

WILLIAMSPORT — From the third-base coaching box, Pat Borders held two hands up in the air to stop Danny Mayer at second base. A leadoff double was more than good enough for the Williamsport Crosscutters’ manager in the seventh inning. The only problem was Mayer didn’t stop at second ...

New challenges await Spikes

STATE COLLEGE — The more things change, the more they stay the same. The grounds crew is prepping the playing surface for the opening of the season, the interns are checking and making sure that the equipment is ready to go, Dan Petrazzolo is making sure that the uniforms are clean and ...