Penn State

Aug. 26 Spikes pregame notes

Williamsport Crosscutters (37-29) at State College Spikes (25-40)

When: 7:05 p.m. tonight

Where: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Pitching matchup: W -- Ethan Stewart (0-0, 0.00); SC -- Mike Jefferson (2-2, 4.54)

Notes: The teams meet six times in the final 10 games. The stakes are high for the Crosscutters. They are tied with Brooklyn for the New York-Penn League’s lone wildcard spot. Williamsport trails Auburn by 3 ½ games in the Pinckney Division. Tonight is Stewart’s first New York-Penn League start. The 20-year-old left-hander went 4-4 with a 3.62 ERA in 11 Gulf Coast League starts. The Crosscutters hold a 4-2 series lead this season. The teams are meeting for the first time since July 18. The Crosscutters hold a 36-30 all-time series lead.