The State College Spikes closed out their three-game series in Batavia with an impressive 6-2 win that featured strong pitching, especially from the bullpen, and 14 hits on offense. The Spikes improved to 7-3, while the Muckdogs fell to 4-6. Barrett Barnes led the State College offense as he finished 4-for-5 with two runs scored.
Catcher Ryan Hornback went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI. Hornback delivered a two-run single in the top of the first that staked the Spikes to a 2-0 lead. He then added a two-run double in the eighth innings that gave State College a 5-2 lead. Third baseman D.J. Crumlich was 2-for-4 with a double and left fielder Walker Gourley continues to hit well as doubled twice.
But the game was more notable for the second start by 6-foot-5 right-hander Clay Ho...
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