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State College Spikes

Viera still an inspiration

STATE COLLEGE — The State College Spikes’ #SaveOurSpikesa campaign kicked off at a press conference on Thursday morning at the Centre County Visitor Center. By far the most powerful part of the presentation came from Dave Bohner’s remarks. Bohner, the grandfather of the late Josiah ...

Spikes bring back Leon, announce coaching staff

From staff reports Jose Leon will return to the bench for a second-straight year as State College Spikes manager, the St. Louis Cardinals announced on Monday. Leon joins new pitching coach Dean Kiekhefer, new hitting coach Jason Broussard, and a pair of familiar faces in athletic trainer Joey ...

Spikes respond to supporters

STATE COLLEGE — The State College Spikes today praised the newly created Save Minor League Baseball Task Force that has been organized by members of Congress to prevent Major League Baseball (MLB) from eliminating 42 minor league franchises, nearly one quarter of all minor league teams around ...

Spikes tie Cutters to end season

From staff reports WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The State College Spikes saw their 2019 season finale against the Williamsport Crosscutters on Monday afternoon stopped by weather in the middle of the ninth inning with the score tied, 3-3, thereby assuring them of finishing with a 39-36 ...

Cutters can’t cash in on perfect ending

STATE COLLEGE — It was one of those movie script moments baseball so often provides in the eighth inning Sunday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Kendall Simmons stepped into the right-hand batter’s box second in the New York-Penn League in home runs, and tied for fourth on the ...

Spikes surge late, stay in playoff hunt

NILES, Ohio — Matt Duce collected four hits and Pedro Pages reached base five times to lead the State College Spikes’ offense, and the Spikes scored eight unanswered runs over the seventh and eighth to erase a deficit and defeat the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, 10-3, on Friday night at ...

Spikes top Scrappers in blowout

NILES, Ohio - Luis Flores gave the State College Spikes a lead they would not relinquish with a three-run homer in the second, and the Spikes trimmed their deficit in the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division to two games with four left in the regular season as they topped the Mahoning Valley ...

Spikes rally, but fall to Scrappers

From staff reports NILES, Ohio – Dariel Gomez smashed two home runs and Luis Flores added another, but it was not enough as the State College Spikes dropped a 5-4 decision to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Wednesday night at Eastwood Field. With the loss, the Spikes (36-35) dropped to ...

Spikes lose to Black Bears in extras

From staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The State College Spikes took the West Virginia Black Bears to extra frames on Tuesday night, but the Black Bears’ 10th-inning burst gave them a 6-3 win over the Spikes at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The Spikes (36-34) are now two games behind ...

Spikes defeat West Virginia in close game

From staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The State College Spikes used productive outs and a solid pitching effort from five different hurlers to stay near the top of the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division with a 3-2 win over the West Virginia Black Bears on Monday night at Medlar Field ...