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Marauders and Spikes Win Big

Marauders and Spikes Win Big

State College Spikes �11, �Jamestown Jammers �7 (box)
The Spikes scored in each of the first four innings, including two 4-run spots, and would not let the Jammers catch up. �DH Chase Lyles got the Spikes started with a 2-run homer after LF Adalberto Santos' double in the top of the 1st. �C Matt Skirving scored an unearned run in the 2nd inning, when he led off with a single, moved to third on a fielding error, and scored on a sacrifice fly by CF Kyle Saukko.
Four runs came across the plate in the 3rd. �Three consecutive walks, to Santos, Lyles, and 3B Kelson Brown, along with a balk and a passed ball, got the inning started and scored Santos. �A wild pitch brought Lyles in. �Then 2B Gift Ngoepe tripled, bringing in Brown. �Ngoepe scored on another wild pitch, this time by another pitcher, and the Spikes led 7-0.
More walks added another 4 runs in the 4th, which began looking rather similar to the 3rd, because the Spikes had batted around. �This time it was six straight walks -- San...

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