The State College Spikes, a Short-A New York-Penn League affiliate of the Saint Louis, play at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on the Pennsylvania State campus. The stadium that seats 5,570 opened in 2006. The Spikes were scheduled to play the Williamsport Crosscutters. But then the rains came shortly after the scheduled start at 7:05 pm. At 9:05 pm according to baseball rules the game was postponed. The rains had stopped earlier, but the grounds crew could not get the right field corner warning track dry. The field lines areRF-320', RC-375', CF-399', LC-410', LC-325'. There are 22 suites, 11 on each baseline. There is a kid's area at the end of the 3rd base concourse. One dedicated woman fan stayed in her seat during the rain storm. Section 109, Row 9 is a red, white, and blue seat row that is set aside for veterans who have been nominated by people to sit there. Ike and Jane Doe are the mascots. There is a wall that shows Spike's player who have advaned to the major league. Adrian Sampson played for the Seattle Mariners. In memory of Josiah Viera the team wears a JV on their sleeve. Josiah had Hutchinson-Gilford progeria, a fatal genetic condition characterized by accelerated aging in children that shortened his life to 14 years. The Spikes named him their honorary bench coach in 2013 because of his support for the team. He passed away in November 2018. While waiting I talked with Gary Andrus and his wife and another couple about the local area and my baseball road trip. 2021--Spikes are a team in the MLB Draft League, a collegiate baseball league.
Penn State All-Sports Museum contains memorabilia of the Penn State Nittany Lions sports teams, the Heisman trophy, photographs of former players and displays of more than 30 current and former varsity sports. Fee.