Spikes Lose 9-0 Blowout

Tonight was one hit wonder night at the ball park in State College.  Between innings, songs such as “The Macarena” by Los del Rio, and “MmmmBop” by Hanson played over the speakers.  The only silver lining for the Spikes tonight was that they didn’t stick to the “one hit wonder” theme, although they came dangerously close.  The offense struggled tonight, managing just three hits, with two of...

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Lineups: State College vs Auburn 6/21/11

STATE COLLEGE — 30 minutes to first pitch … Game: State College Spikes vs Auburn Doubledays, 7:05 p.m. Site: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Pitching: LHP Joely Rodriguez vs RHP Colin Bates. Weather: 84 degrees. Game Updates: My Twitter Feed Lineups: State College Spikes: 1. Justin Bencsko, RF 2. Brian Sharp, 3B 3. Taylor Lewis, CF 4. Derek Trent, DH 5. Wes Freeman, LF 6. Michaelangel Trinidad, 1B 7. Walker Gourley, 2B 8....

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Pirates Re-Acquire Josh Rodriguez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-acquired shortstop Josh Rodriguez from the Cleveland Indians, in exchange for cash considerations.  Rodriguez was drafted in the 2010 Rule 5 draft by the Pirates, and was designated for assignment back in April after going 1-for-12 at the plate.  Part of the reason he was designated for assignment was that the Pirates claimed Brandon Wood off of waivers.  Rodriguez went on to hit for a .193/.270/.316...

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Pirates Sign Chris Lashmet, Joe Parsons

The Pittsburgh Pirates today officially announced the signings of 21st round pick Alex Fuselier, 22nd round pick Mike Jefferson, and 33rd round pick Chris Lashmet.  They also announced the signing of right handed pitcher Joe Parsons, an undrafted free agent from Virginia Tech. We already knew about Fuselier and Jefferson, so the new announcements are Lashmet and Parsons.  Lashmet isn’t a surprise, as he was a college senior.  He...

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Luis Heredia Makes His Pro Debut

Yesterday, Stetson Allie made his pro debut with the State College Spikes.  Today, fellow top pitching prospect Luis Heredia made his pro debut with the GCL Pirates.  Heredia went up against the GCL Blue Jays, and allowed two runs on a hit and three walks in 2.2 innings, with no strikeouts.  The 16 year old right hander started off strong, pitching two no-hit innings to start his career (he did allow a walk, and a runner reached on an...

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