STATE COLLEGE-Jeremy Farrell's RBI double in the seventh plated the go-ahead run to lead the Spikes to victory, 4-3, over the Batavia Muckdogs at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
Brian Leach led the State College pitching staff. Leach struck out five in five shutout innings while holding Batavia to three hits over that span.
The Muckdogs got close in the ninth after two hits and an error by Quincy Latimore, but Leach elicited a ground ball to end the game.
It was a special night for Chris Simmons and Cole White as well. The West Point graduates will be leaving the Spikes due to the U.S. Army's recent policy readjustment on U.S. Military Academy graduates playing pro sports.
Simmons, in his last game as a Spike in 2008, went 1-for-4.
White saw his 17-game hitting streak snapped, one short of the Spikes record, but dropped down a crucial sacrifice bunt in the seventh to set up Farrell's game-winning double.
Latimore went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Ciro Rosero and Chad Rice also contributed two hits apiece.
Thomas Eager took the loss for Batavia, which is back in State College tonight at 7:05.