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Baker Homers In FSL All-Star Game; Curve Drops Double Header

Baker Homers In FSL All-Star Game; Curve Drops Double Header

Williamsport Crosscutters  3,  State College Spikes  1[ box ]The Spikes struggled again in their second game, as they were held to just 2 hits, while committing 3 errors.  Two Spikes batters, C Derek Trent and SS Kirk Singer, reached base with walks over the first three innings, but neither was able to score.  The Spikes were first onto the scoreboard, when LF Wes Freeman led off the top of the 4th with a solo homer.  But that would be all the scoring the Spikes would do.  Trent smacked a 2-out double in the top of the 6th, and RF Carlos Mesa was hit by a pitch, and after that the Spikes did not have a base runner for the rest of the game.  Ryan Hafner started for State College.  He pitched 4 scoreless innings, with 3 hits and no walks, plus 2 strikeouts.  He also hit a batter.  Kevin Kleis gave up all 3 of the Williamsport runs (2 earned).  One run came in during the 5th inning, when the Spikes committed all 3 errors.  A...

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