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State College Spikes Brett Wiley
State College infielder Brett Wiley (right) tags out Batavia (Miami Marlins) baserunner Kevin Grove before throwing to first base to complete a double play during the Spikes’ contest against the Muckdogs August 30, 2014.  (Photo by Christopher Shannon)

It was one heck of a way to finish their 2014 regular season home slate–a five hour, 15-inning marathon, finishing just after midnight, an outfielder as the winning pitcher, and a record crowd of 6,066.  The State College Spikes (St. Louis Cardinals) used walk-off heroics from outfielder Collin Radack, and fellow outfielder Kenny Peoples-Walls pitched the final third of the 15th inning to pick up the win as the Spikes downed the Batavia Muckdogs (Miami Marlins) 13-12 on August 30.

Perhaps a Twitter post from Spikes pitcher Will Anderson says it best, “Wowwww! What a game! Crazy things happen after midnight.”

Alex DeLeon State College Spikes
State College’s Alex DeLeon follows through on a 2nd inning double during the Spikes’ record setting, 15-inning, New York-Penn League contest against the Batavia Muckdogs on August 30, 2014.  The Spikes’ cleanup hitter went 3-7 with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored on the evening.  (Photo by Christopher Shannon)
State College Spikes Crowd
Part of the State College franchise record crowd of 6,066.  (Photo by Christopher Shannon)
State College Spikes Manager Oliver Marmol
State College Manager Oliver Marmol argues a call during the Spikes’ game against the Batavia Muckdogs on August 30, 2014. (Photo by Christopher Shannon)