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Spikes Get the Pitching, Bats Quiet in 1-0 Loss

Spikes Get the Pitching, Bats Quiet in 1-0 Loss

Fuesser had his best outing of the season tonight.

The State College Spikes got a great outing from left handed starter Zac Fuesser tonight, but couldn't get the offense going, falling 1-0 to the Auburn Doubledays.  One night after losing 12-11 in extra innings to Batavia, the Spikes only managed two hits tonight, although they did manage to work the count and draw seven walks.

The Spikes only managed to get a runner to third base on one occasion tonight, when Kelson Brown reached third with two outs in the 8th inning.  Brown almost got the chance to score when Auburn shortstop Gustavo Pierre bobbled a ground ball by Drew Maggi, but Pierre's throw was in time to beat Maggi for the third out of the inning.

Brown had the best night at the plate, going 1-for-1 with two walks.  Maggi ...

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