State College Spikes

Spikes players contribute to South’s win in New York-Penn League All-Star Game

Elier Rodriguez, Jeremy Martinez and Danny Hudzina each played a role in the South All-Stars’ productive night offensively.

The State College Spikes teammates recorded a combined three hits, scored a combined three runs and accounted for one RBI in the New York-Penn League All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Dutchess Stadium.

With a comfortable lead thanks to the offensive performance, Spikes reliever Eric Carter pitched a scoreless ninth inning to seal the South’s 9-5 win over the North.

Rodriguez finished 1 for 4 with a walk and scored two runs, Martinez went 1 for 2 and scored a run and Hudzina was 1 for 2 with an RBI.

The South took the lead with a four-run fourth inning.

Martinez singled and Rodriguez walked to load the bases for Kevin Mahala, who sent a sacrifice fly to center field. Mahoning Valley’s Erlin Cerda followed with a three-run home run to give the South a 4-3 lead.

The South added four runs in the sixth, which included a single by Rodriguez.

Hudzina’s RBI single in the seventh capped the scoring for the South.

Brooklyn’s Harol Gonzalez pitched one scoreless inning to earn the win, while Hudson Valley’s Joe Serrapica allowed four runs and four hits in one inning to take the loss.

State College’s Tommy Edman finished 0 for 2.

Hudson Valley’s Jim Haley, a Penn State product, went 0 for 2 for the North.

On Tuesday, the New York-Penn League announced former major league stars Dick Allen, Jorge Posada and Pete Rose as the inductees into its Hall of Fame this year.

The Spikes host Williamsport at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday.