State College Spikes� 14,� Auburn Doubledays� 5 (box)
The Spikes wanted in on the hitting fun too.� They posted 15 hits and 14 runs this evening, including a 7-run 2nd inning.� Each batter in the starting line-up had at least one hit, and DH Chase Lyles led the way with 3 hits, including a 2-run home run.� Lyles and RF Adalberto Santos each had 3 RBI.
CF Mel Rojas began the game with a double, and SS Gift Ngoepe followed with a single.� Ngoepe was caught in a run down trying to steal.� Santos walked, and 1B Matt Curry's sacrifice fly brought in Rojas. � Santos scored on Lyle's RBI single, but Lyles was out when he tried to advance to second base on the throw in to the plate.
The 7 runs that scored in the 2nd inning all came in after two outs had been recorded.� After a strikeout and a ground out, C Matt Skirving singled, and LF Pat Irvine doubled.� Rojas was intentionally walked to load the bases, but that idea backfired when Ngoepe's grounder to second was misplayed.� Skirving and I...
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