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 Jake Burnette made his third start of the season with the State College on Saturday and allowed two runs over five innings in the Spikes...

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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 in the lineup tonight, although he was at DH for the night. He did take infield practice earlier in the day so he seems to be fine after a scary looking incident. The Power ended...

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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 two runs scored. Catcher Ryan Hornback went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI. Hornback delivered a two-run single in...

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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 own power. He was replaced on the base paths by Eric Avila, who went to third, shifting Ashley Ponce to shortstop. West Virginia won the game 7-2, scoring...

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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 of the Indians’ line-up had at least one hit, and 2B Anderson Hernandez, CF Starling Marte, 1B Jeff Clement, and SS Jordy Mercer all...

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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 at Dwyer Stadium. It was the second game of a three-game set. Luis Heredia The 6-foot-6 Mexican right-hander, just 17 years-old,...

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