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State College Spikes June 22 Pregame Report

Auburn Doubledays (4-1) at State College Spikes (1-4)

When: 7:05 p.m. tonight

Where: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Spikes lineup: Fuselier, CF, Singer, SS, Gonzalez, C, Mesa, RF, Lashmet, 1B, Freeman, LF, Cayones, DH, Gourley, 3B, Bishop, 2B

Doubledays lineup: Bynum, SS, Norfork, 2B, Moldenhauer, 1B, Nieto, C, Skole, 3B, Montilla, RF, Ramsey, LF, Perez, DH, Rowe, CFState College pitcher: Nick Kingham (0-1, 15.00), fourth round 2010 draft, Sierra Vista (Nev.) H.S.Auburn pitcher: Ryan Demmin (1-0, 1.80), NDFA 2010, Minnesota State

Notes: The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Alex Fuselier (21st round, Louisiana-Lafayette), Chris Lashmet (33rd, Northwestern) and right-hander Mike Jefferson (22nd, Louisiana Tech) today and released first baseman Michaelangel Trinidad. The moves are the team’s first since opening day. Trinidad doubled in his final at-bat Tuesday. Fuselier led the Sun Belt Conference with 12 stolen bases, Lashmet hit .353 with 16 doubles and Jefferson went 6-4 with a 3.56 ERA this past season. Seth Bynum is on a Triple-A rehabilitation assignment for Auburn. Bynum has played for six different teams in an eight-year professional career. He is 3-for-8 during the series. The Doubledays are affiliated with the Washington Nationals. Their top prospect is catcher Adrian Nieto, a fifth-round draft pick in 2008.

-- By Guy Cipriano