State College Spikes Player Reports 9/1/11

The State College Spikes beat the Batavia Mud Dogs 7-5 tonight, thanks to a five run fifth inning by the Spikes, and a strong start from 2010 4th round pick Nick Kingham.  Kingham wasn’t the only one who had a strong outing, with Stetson Allie also throwing a dominant inning in relief.  Seeing two of my top ten prospects in the system pitch in one game is always nice, but seeing both pitchers reinforce why they’re in my...

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Irwin, Curve Continue Dominance Over Bowie Bats

Altoona’s pitching continued to shut down Bowie’s offense, giving the Curve their third straight road win over the Baysox, 2-0.  Phil Irwin threw seven shutout innings, allowing only four hits, walking none and fanning four.  The Curve got all their offense in the first when Andrew Lambo lined a 2-run HR far over the centerfield fence. Irwin doesn’t get a lot of swings and misses, but he showed good command...

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State College Spikes Player Reports 8/31

State College got a great start from left hander Mike Jefferson tonight, who pitched five shutout innings.  They also got a solo homer from Alex Dickerson in the first inning, and took a 3-1 lead in to the ninth.  A two RBI triple by Batavia tied the game, on a bad read by center fielder Taylor Lewis, who went for an awkward dive and let the ball get past him and roll to center field.  The Spikes ended up taking the game in the bottom...

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Indians Sweep Toledo; Locke Strikes Out 8

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Toledo Mud Hens  2 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians earned a sweep of their 4-game home-and-away series against the Toledo Mud Hens with a win this afternoon at Victory Field.  Key to the win was starter Jeff Locke, who pitched 7 strong innings and struck 0ut 8 Mud Hen batters, earning his first AAA win.  RF Miles Durham and 2B Jordy Mercer led the Tribe offense, with 3 hits from Durham and 2 hits, including...

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McPherson, Curve Stifle Bowie

Altoona won its second in a row over Bowie tonight, 4-2, behind five shutout innings from Kyle McPherson. He allowed just one hit and one walk, while striking out three. Tony Sanchez reached base all four times up with a double, two singles and a hit batsman. McPherson relied mainly on a fastball that sat at 92-93. His velocity stayed the same through all five innings and he commanded the fastball well. He also threw a fairly...

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Ciriaco’s Walk-Off Single Gives Indians The Win In The 12th

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Toledo Mud Hens  4 [ box ] Indians’ SS Pedro Ciriaco had not played on the same field as his brother Audy since they became professionals, until this series against the Mud Hens.  He’s been having a lot of fun being around his brother, even if they are on opposite sides of the field  — and especially when he can get the game-winning hit and RBI to beat his brother’s team.  At Victory...

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