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Krol’s 19th Save; Fienemann’s 2nd Win

Krol’s 19th Save; Fienemann’s 2nd Win

State College Spikes �4, �Hudson Valley Renegades �3 (box)
All of the scoring came in the late innings in this game. �Starter Zack Dodson pitched 4 scoreless innings, allowing only 2 hits, no walks, and striking out 5 batters. �Dodson worked around a single in each of the first two innings, then retiring the last 9 batters he faced. �Mitch Fienemann took the next 3 innings for the Spikes. �The Renegades scored the first run of the game in the 6th inning, on a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI single. �Fienemann hit a batter in the 5th inning, then retired the next three batters, and he also retired three more Renegades in order in the 7th.
The Spikes answered with 3 runs in the 7th. �1B Matt Curry led off with a double, and moved to third base on a wild pitch. �A walk by RF Justin Bencsko put runners on the corners, and 2B Kelson Brown brought both Curry and Bencsko in with a triple. �After an intentional walk to C Jairo Marquez, CF Kyle Saukko plated Brown with a sacrifice fly. �They t...

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