The State College Spikes have made a change at manager after West Virginia pitching coach Jeff Johnson took a leave of absence for family matters causing some maneuvering by the Pirates. So Dave Turgeon will head to the Power and Pirates outfielder and 38-year old baserunning coordinator Kimera Bartee will takeover as skipper for the Spikes.
A release from the club states that Turgeon will be the interim pitching coach for the remainder of the 2011 season. There wasn’t a move announced about a replacement for Bartee’s position.
The Spike will arrive in State College today to begin preparations for their season.
Irwin is now 5-0 with a microscopic ERA. Cunningham went four-for-five yesterday and hit his 12th bomb. He’s getting closer to a step up…
Starling Marte keeps hitting….