UNIVERSITY?PARK - Aaron Baker and Justin Byler set the pace early with two-run home runs, and the State College Spikes put together an offensive onslaught in an 11-2 shellacking of the Jamestown Jammers at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
Baker's home run to right center field, the first of his professional career, put the State College (23-22) on the board in the first inning with a 2-0 lead. The University of Oklahoma product drove in a total of three runs on the evening.
Byler followed Baker's blast with one of his own off of the left field foul pole in the second inning, extending the Spikes' lead to 4-0 with his third home run of the year.
State College continued to pound Jamestown (16-29) after the pair of homers, scoring a season-high six runs in the sixth inning. David Rubinstein extended his team-high hitting streak to eight games with his three-run double in the sixth, and Pat Irvine hit his fifth triple of the year to bring in another run in the frame and tie him for the New York-Penn League lead in that category.
Evan Chambers also provided a consistent offensive performance, reaching base five times and going 3-for-3 at the plate as the Spikes tied their season high for runs scored in a game.
State College starter Kyle McPherson (2-2) earned the win with six one-run innings of work, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out four. McPherson went at least six innings and allowed three runs or less for the fifth time in his last six starts.
Tuesday, the Spikes welcome the Aberdeen IronBirds for a 7:05 matchup.