UNIVERSITY PARK – The State College Spikes' offensive struggles continued as they fell to Batavia 5-3 tonight at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
Batavia pitchers Joe Cuda, Lee Stoppelman and Corey Baker held the Spikes to five singles. It marked the third straight game the Spikes didn't have an extra-base hit.
The Spikes scored three runs in the fifth to trim Batavia's lead to 4-3. Batavia added an insurance run in the seventh after third baseman Yhonathan Barrios failed to catch a pop up by the mound.
Spikes starter Clay Holmes allowed six hits and three earned runs in 3 2/3 innings. The 19-year-old Holmes didn't allow an earned run in his first two New York-Penn League starts.
The Spikes entered the game 6-0 at home.