State College Spikes

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 ...

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 ...

Spikes fall to Scrappers

NILES, Ohio — Evan Mendoza smashed his third home run of the season and took the league lead in doubles with his 14th of the year, but the State College Spikes could not overcome an early surge from the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in a 6-3 loss on Sunday afternoon at Eastwood ...

Big sixth carries State College

GRANVILLE, W. Vir. — The State College Spikes scored six runs, all with two outs, in the sixth inning to race past the West Virginia Black Bears for a 7-2 victory on Thursday night at Monongalia County Ballpark. With the win, the Spikes (24-19) advanced to within a game of the New York-Penn ...

Spikes, Black Bears split doubleheader

GRANVILLE, W. Vir. — Evan Mendoza collected a total of five hits, including his second home run of the season, as the State College Spikes split two games with the West Virginia Black Bears on Wednesday night at Monongalia County Ballpark, winning the first, 4-1, and losing the second, ...

Spikes fall to Auburn in series finale

UNIVERSITY PARK — Winning the final game of a homestand before heading out on the road can be extremely important in terms of maintaining momentum. Nobody knows that any better than State College Spikes manager Joe Kruzel. After winning the first two games of the series with Auburn, the ...

Spikes’ bats stay hot in home win

STATE COLLEGE — State College played banana ball with Auburn Monday night as the Spikes posted crooked numbers in three of the eight innings. Scoring runs in bunches, the Spikes got good pitching, pounded out 15 hits and played errorless defense as they pounded the Doubledays, 9-2, before ...

Castano, Spikes win pitchers’ duel at home

STATE COLLEGE — After holding leads of 1-0 and 2-0 at various points of the first seven innings, State College held off a late charge by Auburn to walk off the field with a 2-1 win before 3,880 fans at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park Sunday evening. “That was a really good ball game on both ...

Spikes fall short in Batavia

BATAVIA, N.Y. — Scott Hurst delivered his first home run as a professional to bring the State College Spikes within a run, but the Batavia Muckdogs held on to take a 4-3 decision on Friday night at Dwyer Stadium. Hurst, the Cardinals’ 2017 third-round draft choice out of Cal ...

Spikes blast their way to a road win

BATAVIA, N.Y. — Evan Mendoza produced his first four-hit game as a professional and Bryce Denton finished just a home run shy of the cycle as five different players produced three or more hits to spearhead the State College Spikes’ 17-hit effort in an 11-1 rout of the Batavia Muckdogs on ...