The State College Spikes dropped both ends of a doubleheader with the Batavia Muckdogs on Wednesday, falling 2-1 in 10 innings in the first game, then falling 3-1 in the second game.
Both games were scheduled to be seven-inning contests, the standard for a New York-Penn League doubleheader, though only the second game was done in seven.
The Muckdogs’ winning run in the opener came after Taylor Munden doubled and later scored on Giovanny Alfonzo’s sacrifice fly.
The game’s other runs were registerd in the sixth inning. State College’s Leobaldo Pina scored on an Orlando Olivera ground out in the top half of the inning, and Batavia tied it after Anfernee Seymour singled and scored on a Travis Brewster ground out.
Steve Farnsworth (2-2) earned the win and Max Almonte (0-1) was tagged with the loss.
Spikes starter Dailyn Martinez had a strong start for the Spikes, giving up one run and three hits with two walks over six innings. In all Spikes pitchers gave up just five hits.
Casey Grayson was 3 for 4 and reached base four times in the first game, and was 0 for 1 as a pinch hitter in the nightcap, improving his New York-Penn League-leading batting average to .336.
Muckdog pitchers Scott Squire (3-0) and Ryley MacEachern combined to allow just six Spikes hits and no walks in the second game. Squire struck out five in 5 2/3 innings, and MacEachern earned his first save.
Angel Reyes was 2 for 2 with a double and triple for the Muckdogs, scoring once and knocking in the other two runs. He had a two-run double in the fourth inning, then tripled and scored on a Yuniel Ramirez sacrifice fly in the sixth.
Thomas Spitz singled and later scored on an Olivera double in the top of the sixth to account for the State College run.
Juan Perez (4-2) started and took the loss, giving up six hits, two runs and two walks with six strikeouts in five innings.
The Spikes head to Morgantown for a three-game series with the West Virginia Black Bears starting at 7:05 p.m. Friday. Landon Beck (1-3, 2.72 ERA) is scheduled to start for State College.