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Stolen Bases Hurt Power; Alvarez Continues Rehab

Stolen Bases Hurt Power; Alvarez Continues Rehab

Auburn Doubledays  10,  State College Spikes  4[ box ]Josh Poytress made his first professional start, but suffered his second loss for the Spikes.  He pitched 3 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits, but no walks.  Auburn scored their first run in the top of the 1st, with a single, a throwing error by Poytress on a pick-off attempt, and two ground outs.  Poytress gave up a single in the 2nd, then allowed a single and a 2-run homer in the 3rd.  Two Spikes batters had hits in the first two innings -- a single by 1B Chris Lashmet in the 1st and a triple by CF Taylor Lewis in the 2nd.  2B Jorge Bishop scored the Spikes' first run in the 3rd.  He walked, then advanced to second on LF Alex Fuselier's ground out, and scored on SS Kirk Singer...

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