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State College Spikes

Spikes unveil their 2021 home schedule

UNIVERSITY PARK — The State College Spikes’ schedule for the inaugural season of the Major League Baseball Draft League has been released. The Spikes will bring baseball back to fans from across Happy Valley with a 34-game regular season home schedule that runs from Monday, May 24 through ...

Spikes join new MLB Draft League

UNIVERSITY PARK — The State College Spikes announced Monday that it will continue forward as an MLB affiliate with a unique twist as the Spikes will be a member of the newly-formed MLB Draft League, which will feature some of the best prospects around the country as they prepare for the draft ...

New York-Penn League will delay the beginning of its season

From staff reports The New York-Penn League announced Friday that the 2020 regular season has been delayed, as Major League Baseball works toward an agreement to play this seasons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement said: “Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the start of the ...

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 ...