Spikes’ Efforts Not Enough To Prevent AL From 4-3 All-Star Win




STATEN ISLAND, NY – Matt CurryAdalberto Santos and Jhonathan Ramos each represented the State College Spikes and the Pittsburgh Pirates organization well at the 2010 New York-Penn League All-Star Game, but three eighth-inning runs led to an American League victory over the Spikes and the National Leaguers, 4-3, on Tuesday night at Richmond County Bank Ballpark.

Lowell Spinners shortstop Jose Garcia drove in the eventual game-winning run with an RBI single off Brooklyn Cyclones closer Ryan Fraser in the eighth to clinch the AL victory, their second in a row in the NYPL’s Midsummer Classic.

Ramos did his part to help the National League’s cause with a scoreless sixth inning, earning a hold for his efforts. The left-hander allowed two hits, but also struck out one.

Curry earned the start at first base for the NL All-Stars, and received two at-bats in the game. Santos replaced Williamsport left fielderMiguel Alvarez, whose solo home run in the second inning was the only long ball of the game, in the fifth and went 0-for-1 with a walk.

The three Spikes will rejoin their teammates on Wednesday as the Spikes welcome in the Jamestown Jammers for the first game of a three-game set at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The 7:05 p.m. matchup will feature right-hander Zack Von Rosenberg (1-6), who was scheduled to make the start on Sunday against Aberdeen before that game was canceled due to rain, going for State College against Jamestown right-hander Josh Hodges (2-2).

There will also be plenty of fun, family entertainment options awaiting them at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, starting with Half-Price Wednesday, presented by Froggy 101. Fans can get into the game with half-price Outfield Bleacher tickets, then enjoy half-price select domestic beer drafts from 6-8 p.m. and half-price medium sodas all game long. The first 1,000 fans through the gates will also get the opportunity to let the Spikes keep them warm all year long with a Spikes Soup Bowl Giveaway.

Plus, college students can start to take advantage of a pair of specials tailored especially for them. The 3-2-1 Special lets any college student across Central PA showing the proper ID purchase $3 Outfield Bleacher tickets, with $2 small sodas and $1 hot dogs available all game long. College students can also partake in the 4 for $24 special, with four Outfield Bleacher tickets, four small sodas and four hot dogs available for just $24. Both student specials are available at every Spikes home game for the remainder of the 2010 slate.

There’s only 11 more opportunities to enjoy Central PA’s Best Family Value this summer. To join in the family fun, and for more ticket information, visit the Medlar Field at Lubrano Park Box Office, call the Spikes at (814) 272-1711, or log on to StateCollegeSpikes.com.

Fans can catch all of the action on Wednesday via the Spikes Radio Network and flagship station 95.3 FM 3WZ starting at 6:35 p.m. with the Spikes GameDay Show live from the right field Fun Deck at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

The Spikes’ radio broadcast can also be heard worldwide through the “Listen Live” link on StateCollegeSpikes.com, provided by 95.3 FM 3WZ.

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Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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