Playoff games covered the county today as the spring sport season starts to wind down. I started out with a few innings at State College as they faced common foes Altoona.
I then jumped in the car and bolted to Bald Eagle Area as they took on Bellwood-Antis. I arrived in the knick of the time as the fast moving game was entering late innings and a close match up.
Bald Eagle pulled out the 6-5 win in the bottom of the 7th inning as Bryan Greene slammed a double that scored two runs.
Throughout the major league baseball season a Philipsburg-Osceola native was in our news regularly. When playoffs and the world series rolled around he appeared even more. Matt Adams was a staple hitter and player for the St. Louis Cardinals this season during their run to the World Series. Though the Cardinals didn’t come home with a win, Philipsburg residents still welcomed home one of their own with sirens, bells and excitement. The town held a mini parade for Adams today as he returned home for the off season and Cardinals red and white lined the streets.
It’s been spring for over a week, but it hasn’t felt like it. Cold and snowy days have delayed the start of high school spring sports, and the Penn State baseball and softball seasons. But today finally the sun peaked out, the snow has mostly melted and the ringing of a ball flying off the bat filled Medlar Filed. I enjoy baseball season, and it felt like I never left the photo well well I returned for this afternoons game.
It’s another long homestand for the State College Spike’s and though tonight’s game started off slow, it got exciting to photograph in the middle innings.
Before the Spikes’ game I had another assignment that I had to share this image from. The Grange Fairgrounds is hosting their first Pennsylvania Organic Farm Fest this weekend. I was chatting with the researcher from Rodale Institute when this little girl walked over and watched as the sensitive fern curled up after she touched it.
The State College Spikes season is in full swing and I’ve been spending many nights at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Tonight was a rare occurrence, I had several exciting plays in the first inning of the game! This took the pressure off as the sun started to set, and made the night a little more enjoyable.