Jose Leon to lead 2019 Spikes coaching staff

Returnees Martin, Olsiewicz and Trapp to join Gabella

January 18, 2019 6:09 PM ET

New manager Jose Leon will lead the State College Spikes' 2019 coaching staff, the St. Louis Cardinals announced on Friday. Leon becomes the 10th manager in Spikes history after serving as hitting coach for the Cardinals' number-one Dominican Summer League affiliate in 2018. Pitching coach Adrian Martin will return to the same role for his second season in 2019, while hitting coach Cody Gabella will make his Spikes debut this year. Rounding out the Spikes' 2019 coaching staff will be two more returnees, athletic trainer Joey Olsiewicz and strength and conditioning coach Don Trapp.

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Spikes to partner with LiveSource for 2019 charity auctions

New platform to give fans mobile bidding options worldwide

January 15, 2019 2:17 PM ET

The State College Spikes will be partnering with LiveSource to give fans a full array of convenient options for bidding on their charitable auctions in 2019, including the Spikes' signature theme jersey auctions. The LiveSource platform will streamline the bidding process for Spikes fans across the globe from posting to payment to shipping. Through the easy-to-use LiveSource system, fans will have the opportunity to bid on their own personal devices and avoid crowding around bid sheets as the auction takes place.

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Get a bonus game on Value Plans through January 31

Add a game of your choice to either of the 12-game plan options

January 8, 2019 11:15 AM ET

It's a new year, but the same great deal on the State College Spikes' 12-game Value Plans all the way to the end of the month! Order a Family Fireworks Plan or Mug Club Plan, and get a BONUS game of your choice added on if you order by January 31! Enjoy maximum fun at the games you want to come to with minimum commitment! Order now by calling (814) 272-1711, or get more information at the Value Plans page at StateCollegeSpikes.com.

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Josiah Viera 2004-2018

Spikes honorary bench coach passes away

December 24, 2018 6:39 PM ET

After careful thought and deliberate communication with Josiah's immediate family and friends, it is with heavy hearts that the State College Spikes acknowledge the passing of our beloved honorary bench coach, Josiah Viera. Josiah passed away the morning of Christmas Eve at the age of 14 after battling Hutchinson-Guilford progeria, a rapid aging condition, throughout his lifetime. Josiah's joyous spirit and enthusiasm was a source of inspiration for Spikes players, coaches, staff and fans. During his time as the Spikes' honorary bench coach, Josiah helped propel the club to three Pinckney Division titles and New York-Penn League championships in 2014 and 2016. "Josiah's impact was felt not only here in Central Pennsylvania, but throughout the baseball world, and the entire Spikes organization joins in mourning his loss," said Spikes General Manager Scott Walker. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Josiah's mother Jennifer, his sister Daisha, his grandfather Dave Bohner, and with his entire family."

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Save on great Spikes gifts this holiday season

Get a BONUS 13th ticket voucher on Flex Book, BONUS game on Value Plan

November 19, 2018 11:12 AM ET

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for the holidays? Spread good cheer in the New Year with the State College Spikes! Purchase a Flex Book from now through December 31, and receive a BONUS 13th ticket voucher along with great savings. Plus, each Value Plan ordered through December 31 comes with a free BONUS game of your choice! These offers only last through the end of the year, so to order today, call a Spikes ticket representative at (814) 272-1711.

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Dambach leaving Spikes to pursue other opportunities

Spikes President departing after serving with club for over decade

October 22, 2018 12:04 PM ET

State College Spikes President Jason Dambach has departed the organization to pursue opportunities outside of Minor League Baseball.

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Safe and Seen at the Ballpark is this Sunday

Free family trick-or-treating event to take place at Medlar Field, rain or shine

October 22, 2018 11:01 AM ET

The State College Spikes are once again partnering with Centre LifeLink EMS to give fans a chance at free family fun for the Halloween season with Safe & Seen at the Ballpark. The family trick-or-treating event is scheduled for Sunday, October 28 from 3-5 p.m. at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, rain or shine.

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Spikes release 2019 schedule

Season seats now on sale, 38-game slate runs from June 15 to September 1

October 17, 2018 1:24 PM ET

The State College Spikes have released their 2019 New York-Penn League schedule. Fans can make sure to catch all 38 home games by purchasing 2019 Season Seat Memberships, now on sale through the Spikes Ticket Office by phone at (814) 272-1711 and online at StateCollegeSpikes.com. The home slate begins with an Opening Night matchup against the Wililamsport Crosscutters (Philadelphia Phillies) on Saturday, June 15. The Spikes and Crosscutters will also meet in the 2019 regular season home finale at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Sunday, September 1.

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Neri earns fifth nod as NYPL's top Sports Turf Manager

Spikes' Senior Sports Turf Manager battled area's wettest-ever summer

Spikes Senior Sports Turf Manager Matt Neri is now a five-time NYPL Sports Turf Manager of the Year. (Steve Manuel)

September 20, 2018 12:23 PM ET

The New York-Penn League has named State College Spikes Senior Sports Turf Manager Matt Neri the 2018 NYPL Sports Turf Manager of the Year. Neri, the only sports turf manager in the history of Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, is now a five-time recipient of the prestigious honor. Neri earned the award after leading the efforts to maintain a Major League-quality playing surface at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park through the wettest summer on record in the State College area, according to the National Weather Service.

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NYPL All-Star Game gear now 30% off online

Enjoy savings on All-Star merchandise at the Spikes' online store

September 11, 2018 3:51 PM ET

Fans from all over the world can now save on their souvenir gear from the event of the summer in Central PA! Get 2018 New York-Penn League All-Star Game merchandise, now available at 30% off throughout the Spikes' online team store!

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