Minor Moves: Rodarrick Jones Released, Lower Level Moves

A few roster moves today in the lower levels. **2012 18th round pick John Kuchno has been added to the State College Spikes roster. **Gavi Nivar was transferred from the GCL to State College. Nivar was hitting for a .294/.314/.471 line in 34 at-bats in the GCL. **The Pirates released 2011 37th round pick Rodarrick Jones. Jones had a .128/.222/.179 line in 39 at-bats for State College. **Porfirio Lopez was transferred from Bradenton to...

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Another Strong Start For Luis Heredia

The State College Spikes defeated the Batavia Muckdogs 1-0 in 10 innings on Sunday night, the first time in Spikes history that a scoreless game was carried into extra innings. The Spikes were led by another strong start from heralded prospect Luis Heredia, and relievers Josh Smith, Kyle Haynes, and Jordan Cooper backed Heredia up with 5 scoreless innings of relief. Chris Diaz delivered a walk-off single with no outs in the 10th and...

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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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State College Spikes Player Reports 8/25

Tonight I got a chance to see several State College Spikes players for the first time this year.  The Spikes had a bad game, losing 11-4, with five errors on defense.  Ryan Hafner, who has had a strong year this year, had one of his worst outings, giving up two homers and six runs, with only three earned.  After the game, Spikes manager Kimera Bartee held a very brief meeting with the team, threw on some shorts, and left the stadium....

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Rodarrick Jones Promoted to State College

2011 37th round pick Rodarrick Jones has been promoted by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the GCL to State College.  Jones, a 20 year old outfielder, hit for a .500/.625/1.167 line in four games in the GCL.  He came from the college ranks, although he didn’t get much playing time, missing the entire 2011 season.  Still, the New York Penn League is a much better assignment for him than the Gulf Coast League was, even if he only...

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