AUBURN, NY - The Doubledays (2-2) dropped a close one 7-5 against the State College Spikes (3-1) in the series opener at Falcon Park.
The Spikes scored the first run in the second inning when a Trevor Martin single plated Ronald Castillo. The Doubledays responded loudly in the bottom of the third when Wilmer Difo launched a solo home run over the left field wall. The home run marks the fourth career home run for Difo and the first for the Doubledays this season.
State College went on to score three runs in back-to-back innings to take a 7-1 lead going into the bottom of the sixth. The Doubledays made a rally when Isaac Ballou and Difo reached base safely. With the bases loaded, the Doubledays smacked back-to-back singles to trim the Spikes lead 7-3.
Jean Valdez and cranked a single to right field to score David Masters in the seventh and Jordon Poole record his first hit this season, a double, to drive in Cody Gunter. The Doubledays rally fell short as Brady Adamek earned his first save of the season.
Game two of the series picks up tomorrow night at 7:05. Reynaldo Lopez is scheduled to make his first start of the season for the Doubledays.
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