#SpikeSpot: So Close, Yet So Far…

That’s pretty much the only thing you can say after tonight’s NYP LCS game tonight. So close. Sp close to a great comeback. So close to a championship. So freaking close.

State College Spikes (A): Lost 5-4 to Tri-City (Game Two of NYP LCS)

Tri-City got out to an early one-run lead in the second inning. Just one run. No big right? Well, it would turn out to be the deciding run as both teams plated four runs in the sixth inning. Almost a fantastic comeback by our Spikes, but it was not meant to be. But at least there is still one more game. So close to the end.

The top four hitters in the lineup, Steven Ramos, Cesar Valera, Luke Voit, and David Washington, scored the four runs for the Spikes tonight. Washington went 2-3 on the night and drove in an RBI. Last night’s winning run, Luis Perez, also added two hits and a RBI.

Nick Petree started for the Spikes and almost went six innings (so close – 5.2 IP) and gave up four of the five runs for the ValleyCats. Chase Brookshire added 0.2 innings and gave up another run. From there, it was a great relief outing from Jhonny Polanco and Jeff Rauh, finishing the night with 2.2 scoreless innings.

Tri-City may have won the battle tonight, but the war won’t be decided until tomorrow. Game Three will be tomorrow night at 7:05. State College will be the home team again so here’s hoping they can take home the NY-Penn League Championship Series! If not, I’ll be writing all the “someone ‘Spiked’ the Gatorade” jokes I can find.

As always, PREACH ON, my friends!

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