State College Spikes – Pre-Game Photos

Photos of the 2006 State College Spikes prior to their one of their recent games against the Brooklyn Cyclones. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp

The Spikes' skipper Mark DeJohn owns the top step of the dugout.

Pitching coach Sid Monge and batting coach Steve "Bones" Balboni at work. Both are ex-major leaguers.

Leading hitter Mark Hamilton gets his cuts in.

Yonathan Sivira and Willian Sandoval wait for their turn.

35th rounder Jim Rapoport has been a pleasant surprise.

Charles Carter was honored by being the first-base coach. Does he have a slight resemblance to Mike Matheny?

Kansas' Jared Schweitzer is already known for his hustle.

Few venues offer a view like Keyspan Park.

Rides, beach, ocean and baseball…

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