State College Player Notes 8/7/12: Holmes, Gaffney, Stallings

Shortstop Chris Diaz hit his first professional home run, starter Clay Holmes pitched five scoreless innings, and the State College Spikes scored two runs on three wild pitches in the top of the 10th inning to escape with a 4-2 win over the Batavia Muckdogs Tuesday night at Batavia’s Dwyer Stadium. “It’s a good win,” State College manager Dave Turgeon said. “We needed it. The worm was kind of turning at home....

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Pirates Sign 24th Round Pick Tyler Gaffney

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of their 24th round pick from the 2012 draft, outfielder Tyler Gaffney out of Standford. Gaffney hit .245 with 10 doubles, one triple, two home runs, 17 RBI and 48 runs scored as a junior this year at Stanford University. He made a total of 30 starts in left field, 16 in center field and four as the designated hitter for the Cardinals. Gaffney will join the State College...

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Rounds 21-25: Improving the State College Relationship?

With the 21st round pick, the Pittsburgh Pirates took Penn State third baseman Jordan Steranka. He’s a senior, so he’s a lock to sign. Considering the recent issues with the State College Spikes, it’s hard to avoid the thought that this could be a move to improve the relationship. One of the big complaints the last few years in State College was that the offense was bad — a result of the Pirates going heavy...

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