After Jamestown took game one of the three game set against State College, the Spikes were in a do-or-die situation to stay alive in the NY-Penn Playoffs. And boy, did the Spikes ever do! The game was tied going into the fifth inning and that is when the Spikes put on an offensive clinic, outscoring Jamestown eight to one in the final five innings.
State College (A): Won 12-4 over Jamestown
Cesar Valera set the table all night, with three hits, including a double, and scoring twice. Right behind him, Luke Voit scored twice after drawing four walks. Yes, four walks. He also went 1-1, getting on base all five times tonight. Carson Kelly, Michael Schulze and Mason Katz did the damage, driving in seven of the 12 runs. Schulze also added four hits.
Aside from the offensive clinic, the pitching certainly did its job, though starter Jimmy Reed only lasted three innings and gave up five hits and two runs. Chase Brookshire then came in and threw three innings (3.1 technically) and gave up five hits and two runs. Brookshire also earned the win for the Spikes. Victor De Leon and Jacob Booden also pitched in relief and three a scoreless combined 2.2 innings to seal the deal against the Jammers.
Now the third and final game of the series kicks off tomorrow at 7:05 ET. If you want to follow along, the Spikes’ website (statecollegespikes.com) should have a link to a radio broadcast of the game. Here’s hoping the Spikes can keep Jamestown in a “Jam” and take the series!
As always, PREACH ON, my friends!