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Spikes Set to Open Season at Medlar Field

by on June 19, 2017 5:00 AM

Summer has officially arrived in central Pennsylvania as the State College Spikes get set for opening night on Monday at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

The Spikes begin the defense of their New York-Penn League title when they host Philadelphia Phillies affiliate the Williamsport Crosscutters. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Penn State basketball coach Patrick Chambers will throw out the first pitch. Opening night includes a post-game fireworks show and kids 12 and under can run the bases after the game. Ballpark gates open at 6 p.m. for the general public, and the first 2,500 fans will receive a 2017 Spikes Schedule Magnets.

Monday's opener kicks off full opening week at Medlar Field. The Spikes return home for a three-game series against the Batavia Muckdogs from Wednesday through Friday, with first pitch at 7:05 p.m. each night.

The opening week schedule includes the return of Half-Craft Wednesday, with half-price craft beers available from 6-8 p.m. and half-price 16-ounce sodas available all game. Fans can also enjoy the first $1 Beer Thursday, with select drafts for $1 available from 6-8 p.m.

Thursday also marks the first of four Bark in the Park Nights this season, as fans can bring their favorite four-legged friend to the ballpark for canine-centric fun.

Opening week concludes on Friday, with the Spikes officially honoring the 2016 New York-Penn League champions on Championship Celebration Night. Gates open to the public at 6 p.m., and the first 500 fans will receive a replica NYPL Championship ring. After the game, festivities conclude with another fireworks show.

Seats for all four games during opening week, and all 38 regular season home dates through Sept. 7, are now on sale online, by phone at (814) 272-1711, or at the Medlar Field at Lubrano Park Ticket Office.

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