State College and Mahoning Valley matched zeroes in the first and second innings before the Spikes took the lead in the bottom of the third. Davis and Bobby Spain started the threat with back-to-back singles and the pair moved into scoring position after a perfectly executed sacrifice bunt from Austin McClune. Keanon Simon then followed with an RBI double that opened the scoring and gave the Spikes a 2-0 advantage.
It would remain that way until the sixth inning when Foust left and Moskos took the Medlar Field at Lubrano Park mound for the first time. The former Clemson Tiger allowed one run on three hits over his two innings of work, but the Spikes made up that run pretty quickly as Marcus Davis’s seventh inning home run gave the Spikes a 3-1 lead after seven.
In the eighth the Scrappers scored once and had two more runners in scoring position with two outs, but Ronald Uviedo wiggled out of the jam and kept the Spikes in front 3-2. In the bottom half of the frame State College answered in a big way, scoring three more runs to put the game out of reach. Three straight singles from Andrew Walker, Erik Huber and Smelin Perez resulted in a pair of runs and Davis capped the inning with a sacrifice fly that made the final 6-2 in favor of the Spikes.
The Spikes will look to build on Monday afternoon’s win when they welcome the Lowell Spinners to Medlar Field at Lubrano for the first of three on Tuesday evening at 7:05 p.m. RHP Nicolas Suero (1-3) will make the start for State College.
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