The State College Spikes followed a shutout loss on Tuesday night with another low-scoring performance on Wednesday night, falling to Aberdeen 2-1 in the second game of their series.
It wasn't the lack of runs that stood out the most in the stats book, however.
It was the 11 runners State College (15-16) stranded on base, only sending one player in after designated hitter R.J. Dennard doubled to right to score Josh Swirchak in the second inning.
The Spikes managed seven hits against a pitching corps of Robert Strader, who gave up three hits and the Spikes' only run, Keven Grendell, who gave up two hits, and Patrick Baker and Andrew Elliot, who ceded a hit apiece. Baker earned the win, while Elliot had the save.
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State College pitcher Jorge Rodriguez was the bright spot for the Spikes in the loss. He gave up only one hit in five innings pitched with two walks and three strikeouts. He also threw 48 strikes on 78 pitches. Setup man Brennan Leitao pitched a scoreless sixth and struck one out.
Closer Jacob Evans earned the loss after giving up three hits and both of Aberdeen's runs in the seventh, while striking out two and walking one.
Spikes left fielder Michael Pritchard had his second double of the season off Grendell, and both Craig Aikin and Dennard doubled (Dennard earned his sixth RBI of the season with the hit). Aiken had three of State College's seven hits in his five plate appearances.
Spikes slugger Casey Grayson didn't get a hit in his two at-bats, but was walked twice.
State College has now lost its fifth series of the season, and will play Aberdeen in the road finale at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday night.