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Spikes Lose 8th in a Row With More Mistakes and Quiet Bats

Spikes Lose 8th in a Row With More Mistakes and Quiet Bats

Dodson pitched well tonight, but mistakes and quiet bats cost the Spikes.

If there's been one theme that's been present in the three games I've seen State College this week, it's this: quiet bats, good pitching, mistakes on the field.  That's pretty much the summary of tonight's game, as State College lost to Williamsport 3-0, falling for the eighth game in a row.  The Spikes offense only managed two hits, while the defense had four errors.

The only hits by the Spikes came on singles.  Mel Rojas Jr. led off the fourth inning with a bloop single to shallow center field, then stole second base two batters later.  Rojas was stranded after Matt Curry struck out, and Pat Irvine grounded out.  Kelson Brown hit a two out single in the sixth inning on a ground ball through the right side of the infield, but was also left stranded.

Cole White drew two walks, while Drew Maggi and Walker Gourley each walked once.  Mel Rojas Jr. was the only Spikes base runner to reach second, and the Spi...

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