The Spikes’ (29-12) outburst broke the previous club record of 16 runs in a game, set in 16-0 win over the Tri-City ValleyCats on August 12, 2007 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.
De Leon’s two-run shot to left field in the first, his seventh home run of the year, gave State College a lead it would not relinquish. The Spikes then brought 15 batters to the plate in the third, with Robelys Reyes delivering two of his three hits in the inning. Collin Radack, Danny Diekroeger, and De Leon both reached base twice, and Chase Raffield contributed a key three-run double in the frame.
State College came up just one run shy of the team record for runs in a single frame, set in a 10-run third inning on July 4 of last year against Batavia.
De Leon reached base five times, adding a double and three walks to his long ball. Reyes and Raffield each produced four RBI in the game, while Luis Cruz went 2-for-5 with two RBI.
Dewin Perez (3-1) tossed seven quality innings for the win in his longest start of the year. The left-hander gave up three runs on six hits and three walks, striking out two over the course of the night. Joe Scanio finished the game for the Spikes with two one-run innings on the mound.
Auburn (18-22) starter Austen Williams (0-2) took the loss after yielding nine runs, six of them earned, on five hits and two walks over 2 1/3 innings. Williams notched one strikeout in the effort.
The win was the most lopsided for State College this year, and enabled them to increase their Pinckney Division lead to eight games over Williamsport.
-Spikes Media Relations
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