Injury Updates: Barrett Barnes and Jake Burnette

With the State College Spikes season ending last night, I took the opportunity to check in with the coaching staff on the status of #11 prospect Barrett Barnes and right-handed pitcher Jake Burnette. Barnes suffered a stress fracture in his leg earlier this season and hasn’t played since August 1st. Manager Dave Turgeon reports that Barnes has yet to resume baseball activity. “It’s healing properly, and he has one...

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Spikes Rally Behind Yhonathan Barrios, Bullpen for 5-3 Win

The Spikes came from behind to beat the Staten Island Yankees 5-3 at Medlar field on Thursday night. Starter Jake Burnette spotted the Yankees a 3-0 lead, and Yankee starter Corey Black was impressive in his five scoreless innings. In the sixth, the Spikes scored three to tie the score behind singles from Jared LaKind, Yhonathan Barrios, and Tyler Gaffney (RBI), aided by a ground out RBI from Ryan Hornback and a wild pitch to score...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/12/12

Both Indianapolis and Altoona return from their All-Star break tonight. Indy has a doubleheader. Jeff Locke gets the start for Indy tonight in game one. He currently ranks sixth in the International League in ERA, one spot behind teammate Rudy Owens. Locke also ranks tenth in the league in strikeouts and his 1.19 WHIP ranks 11th(Owens ranks sixth, while Justin Wilson ranks 8th). A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here....

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Minor League Schedule: 7/6/12

Rudy Owens gets the start for first place Indianapolis tonight. He ranks fourth in the International League in ERA, tied for third (with Zach Duke) in innings pitched and fifth with a 1.05 WHIP. The GCL Pirates have a doubleheader today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (55-31) @ Columbus (43-44) 7:05pm Probable starter: Rudy Owens (7-3 2.45) Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 5 Louisville 7...

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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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