• Jake Burnette Cruises After Shaky First Inning

    NILES, Oh. — The State College Spikes (7-6) lost 3-1 to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (6-7) on Saturday night. The Spikes had a good start from right-hander Jake Burnette, but the offense only combined for one run on four hits as they were swept in the three game series.   Jake Burnette...

  • Three Hit Night For Alen Hanson; Hafner Touches 94 MPH

    On a night where I got to see Ryan Hafner pitch for the first time, the good news was seeing Alen Hanson play for the fourth time. In last night’s game he was hit in the head with an errant pick-off throw, which caused him to leave the game. He was back...

  • State College Player Reports: Clay Holmes, Barrett Barnes, Chris Diaz

    The State College Spikes closed out their three-game series in Batavia with an impressive 6-2 win that featured strong pitching, especially from the bullpen, and 14 hits on offense. The Spikes improved to 7-3, while the Muckdogs fell to 4-6. Barrett Barnes led the State College offense as he finished 4-for-5 with...

  • Hanson Leaves Game With Injury; Good Start From Rowland

    The big news of the West Virginia/Lakewood game tonight was when Alen Hanson got hit in the helmet with a pick-off attempt in the sixth inning as he slid headfirst back into second base. Hanson was down face flat for about two minutes, then slowly got up and walked off under his...

  • Big Hits In The 5th Lead Indians Past Toledo

    Indianapolis Indians  9,  Toledo Mud Hens  6 (Box)   A 5-run 3rd inning gave the Indianapolis Indians the spark they needed to push past the Toledo Mud Hens this afternoon at Victory Field.  The Indians’ win tied up the series at one game each, with two more left to play.  Each member...

  • Heredia Convinces Manager to Leave Him In During Impressive Start

    The State College Spikes fell flat in Luis Heredia’s second start in the New York-Penn League Tuesday in Batavia, N.Y. The Spikes fell to 6-3, while Batavia improved to 4-5. State College made some miscues in the field that spiraled into runs for Batavia, allowing the Muckdogs to secure a 3-1 win...

  • Mud Hens Slip Past Indians To Open The Series

    Toledo Mud Hens  4,  Indianapolis Indians  3 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians’ 9-inning rally was cut short, as the Toledo Mud Hens slipped past the Tribe by just one run at Victory Field tonight.  Rudy Owens made a solid start for the Indians, but it was not enough to hold off the...

  • Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson Homer for West Virginia

    Game two of the four game series in Lakewood, saw the West Virginia lineup explode for nine runs, with the highlights being home runs from Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco. Zack Dodson picked up the win with two runs over six innings, with both runs coming in the first inning. Just like...

  • Indians Win Series With Hit-O-Rama, 10th Save For Wood

    Indianapolis Indians  9,  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees  8 (Box)   The Indians and the Yankees traded the lead back and forth while combining for 23 hits, until the Indians ended up on top for the win at Victory Field tonight.  That gives the Indians a 3-1 win of this 4-game series with the Yankees,...

  • State College Spikes Players Notes: 6/25/12

    The State College Spikes opened a three-game series against the Batavia Muckdogs Monday night at Batavia’s Dwyer Stadium. It was State College’s first true road trip of the season, and 2011 seventh-rounder Jake Burnette, a 6-foot-4 prep right-hander from Georgia, was on the mound. Like most of their games early in the...

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