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Spikes Lose 9-0 Blowout

Spikes Lose 9-0 Blowout

Rodriguez didn't have his best stuff tonight.

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 those hits coming in the final three innings.

David Trent got the first hit of the game, a broken bat single that fell just out of the reach of the center fielder in shallow left-center field.  That came to lead off the second inning, and the Spikes didn't get another hit until Wes Freeman singled through the hole between shortstop and third base.  That followed a Derek Trent walk, although the Spikes didn't make anything of it, with a pop out and a double play to end the inning.  Michaelangel Trinidad got the final hit of the night, a two out ...

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