State College Spikes Game Notes – August 3 @ Jamestown

Tuesday, August 3 – 7:05 p.m.

State College Spikes – Pittsburgh Pirates (22-22) @
Jamestown Jammers – Florida Marlins (25-18)

Game #45 / Road Game #24
LHP Zac Fuesser (0-1, 3.67) vs. RHP Saul Gonzalez (3-1, 2.55)

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-SPIKES FINISH UP ROAD TRIP TONIGHT: The State College Spikes complete a two-game set with the Jamestown Jammers tonight at Russell Diethrick Park to end a four-game road trip. The Spikes are 2-4 against the Jammers this year, and 1-3 at Diethrick Park. Jamestown leads the all-time series, 27-19.

-LAST GAME: Chase Lyles
smashed his fifth home run of the season for State College, a solo shot to lead off the eighth inning, but Jamestown took a 6-0 lead after two innings and held on for an 11-3 win last night at Russell Diethrick Park. Gift Ngoepe doubled and served as the middleman on the Spikes’ 40th double play of the season in the fifth inning.

-FUESSER LOOKS TO SPARK SPIKES: Left-hander Zac Fuesser makes his fifth start and tenth overall appearance tonight for State College. Fuesser faced the Jammers in a relief role on June 24, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits and two walks over 1.1 innings. Fuesser holds a 2.55 ERA away from home, and notched his only save of the season on the road. The York, SC native has allowed righties just a .202 batting average on the year.

-JAMESTOWN GOES WITH GONZALEZ: Right-hander Saul Gonzalez makes the start for the Jammers tonight. Gonzalez last faced the Spikes on June 30 at Diethrick Park, allowing two hits and two walks over four shutout innings. The native Panamanian is 2-0 with a 2.10 ERA at home, and has earned a save at Diethrick Park as well.

is currently in the top five in the NYPL in both batting average (4th, .343)  and on-base percentage (4th, .429).

-WHITE WINS WEEKLY AWARD: Cole White was named the NYPL Player of the Week for July 26-August 1 on Monday. White went 9-for-16 with a home run and seven RBI to earn the honor. The West Point alum is the four Spike to win a weekly league award this year.

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