Pirates Release Eight From Minor League Camp

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released eight players from minor league camp. The players are as follows: Cliff Archibald - He made 19 appearances with State College last year, with a 4.11 ERA, although he struggled with his control, putting up a 5.0 BB/9 ratio. Archibald pitched out of the bullpen, and the right-hander was sitting 87-91 MPH most of the year. He was a 36th round draft pick in 2010. Brad Chalk - Chalk was taken in the...

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2011 State College Spikes Preview: Position Players

The State College Spikes begin their season tonight.  Below is a look at the position players who will start the year on the 2011 Spikes’ roster.  Also, be sure to check out our preview of the pitchers. Catcher The Spikes have three catchers on their opening day roster: Derek Trent, Matthew Skirving, and Samuel Gonzalez.  There’s no obvious starter, although I’d expect Trent and Gonzalez to get the bulk of the...

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Spikes’ Record Comeback Produces 7-6 Win Over Doubledays

SPIKES’ RECORD COMEBACK PRODUCES 7-6 WIN OVER DOUBLEDAYS BOX SCORE GAME LOG AUBURN, NY – Trailing 6-0 entering the eighth inning, the State College Spikes made the largest comeback in team history, with Matt Curry driving in the game-winning run with an infield single in the tenth inning in a 7-6 win over the Auburn Doubledays on Sunday night at Falcon Park. State College (22-21) started its rally with a five-run eighth inning,...

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Spikes Welcome Record Crowd to Park, Fall to ‘Cutters, 7-6

SPIKES WELCOME RECORD CROWD TO PARK, FALL TO ‘CUTTERS, 7-6 BOX SCORE GAME LOG STATE COLLEGE – The State College Spikes welcomed a record standing-room-only sellout crowd of 5,807 to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Friday night, and the second record-smashing crowd of the year at the ballpark saw the Spikes fall to the Williamsport Crosscutters, 7-6. The crowd topped the previous high of 5,775, set earlier this season on June 19th when...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/13/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off for the International League All-Star break. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona was off for the Eastern League All-Star break. BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+) Bradenton was off today. WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A) West Virginia was off today. STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season) State College lost 3-1 to Vermont.  Tyler Waldron got the start, allowing one run on four hits in five innings, with a walk...

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