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Fireworks in Altoona and State College; Kleis and Pevny Debut

Fireworks in Altoona and State College; Kleis and Pevny Debut

State College Spikes� 11,� Auburn Doubledays� 10 (box)
There were fireworks in the New York-Penn League tonight too.� This game featured 21 runs on 32 hits, with 18 hits for the Spikes, with each batter on the Spikes collecting at least one hit.� 2B Walker Gourley, CF Adalberto Santos, and 1B Matt Curry each had 3 hits.
Auburn scored one run in the 1st inning, but the Spikes thought they were sitting pretty when they scored 5 runs in the top of the 2nd.� They sent 10 batters to the plate:� 3B Chase Lyles singled, LF Pat Irvine walked, C Miguel Mendez singled to score Lyles.� RF Cole White and SS Gift Ngoepe both doubled, with 2 RBI for White and one for Ngoepe.� Singles by Santos and Curry brought in Ngoepe, and the Spikes had a 5-1 lead.
But the Doubledays camre roaring back in the bottom of the inning, scoring 7 runs on 2 doubles, 3 singles, and a walk, all coming without an out being recorded.� Spikes starter Kevin Decker gave up all 8 runs, on 7 hits and 3 walks, and Auburn was ah...

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