On the strength of a masterful performance on the mound Saturday night, Juan Perez is the Centre Daily Times’ Spike of the Week.
The right-hander matched the franchise record with 10 strikeouts in State College’s 8-0 win against the Batavia Muckdogs. He pitched seven innings and allowed just two hits and two walks.
The 10-strikeout performance matched the team record posted by both Will Anderson and Fernando Baez last season.
In his fourth season of professional baseball, the native of San Felipe, Venezuela, who turns 20 on Wednesday, has a 3-1 record with a 2.70 ERA this season. It was Perez’s fifth start of the season with the Spikes.