Latimore Leads Curve To Win; Spikes Win Their First

State College Spikes  3,  Williamsport Crosscutters  0
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The Spikes won their home opener, as they held the Crosscutters to just 3 hits.  The Spikes got onto the scoreboard in the 2nd inning, when DH Samuel Gonzalez led off with a triple.  A ground out by 1B Michaelangel Trinidad moved Gonzalez to third base, then an RBI single by 3B Brian Sharp brought in Gonzalez.  LF Wes Freeman also singled, and 2B Jorge Bishop’s sacrifice fly let Sharp score, for a 2-0 lead.  Bishop started another rally in the 5th with a line drive into center field for a single.  A ground out by SS Kirk Singer moved Bishop to second base, and a double by RF Carlos Mesa plated Bishop for a 3-0 lead.  Trinidad also doubled in the 6th inning, but was doubled off when Sharp lined out to short.

Matt Benedict pitched 3 perfect innings, including 2 strikeouts, to start the game for the Spikes.  Bryce Weidman pitched the next 3 scoreless innings, allowing 2 singles and a walk.  Fraylin Campos retired 6 batters in order in the 7th and 8th innings.  Mitch Fienemann pitched the 9th inning.  He allowed a single and a stolen base, and struck out 2 batters.  Weidman was credited with the win, and Fienemann earned the Save.  

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Nancy Zinni

Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.

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