July 12, 2013 - New York-Penn League (NYPL) - State College Spikes
ABERDEEN, MD - Friday night's game at Ripken Stadium between the State College Spikes and Aberdeen IronBirds was officially suspended in the bottom of the third inning due to rain. There are no plans to resume the game, as it was the last scheduled meeting between the Spikes and IronBirds in the 2013 season.
State College (14-10) was trailing Aberdeen (14-10), 6-1, when the game was stopped. First pitch was delayed 45 minutes at the outset due to rain throughout the day in Aberdeen.
Mitch Harris had just thrown the second pitch of the bottom of the third inning when the game was halted for a second rain delay.
No statistics from the game will be official. Manny Hernandez had driven in four runs with a pair of doubles for the IronBirds. Juan Bautista had allowed six runs, five of them earned, on six hits and two walks, over two innings of work. Steven Ramos contributed the only Spikes run with an RBI single.
State College now heads to Fishkill, NY, where they will begin a three-game series with the Hudson Valley Renegades (Tampa Bay Rays) on Saturday night. The 7:05 p.m. matchup at Dutchess Stadium is set to feature right-hander Kevin Herget (3-0) starting on the mound for the Spikes as the first pitcher in a "piggyback" setup. Left-hander Chase Brookshire (0-0) is scheduled to make his second pro appearance as the next man in for State College.
Hudson Valley is slated to start left-hander Chris Kirsch (1-1) on the mound.
After the series against the Renegades, the Spikes will enjoy an off day on Tuesday before coming home on Wednesday, July 17, to take on the Lowell Spinners (Boston Red Sox) at 7:05 p.m. for Bellefonte Community Night, presented by Northwest Savings Bank and 95.3 FM 3WZ. The first 1,000 fans of all ages on the 17th will also receive a bobble head of one of Bellefonte's favorite sons, Eric Milton, to kick off the Local Legends Bobble Head Series. Plus, it will be a Half-Price Wednesday, presented by BIG Froggy 101.
The game kicks off a six-game homestand that extends through Monday, July 22, with the Spinners and Connecticut Tigers (Detroit Tigers) each coming in for three games.
Tickets for each game from July 17-22, as well as every Spikes home game on the 2013 slate, are currently on sale through the Spikes Box Office by calling (814) 272-1711 or by visiting in person. Fans can also buy and print single-game tickets by visiting StateCollegeSpikes.com.
Catch all of the action on Saturday via the Spikes Radio Network, presented by Penn State Sports Medicine, at 6:50 p.m. with Spikes Live, presented by Mount Nittany Health, on the air from Dutchess Stadium. The Spikes' radio broadcast can also be heard worldwide through the "Listen Live" link on StateCollegeSpikes.com, provided by 95.3 FM 3WZ.