TROY - State College moved to within a game of the New York-Pennsylvania League playoff title with an extra-innings win at Tri-Valley on Tuesday night.
The Spikes scored an unearned run in the 11th inning and held on for a 2-1 victory at Joseph L. Bruno Field.
State College, which eliminated the Jamestown Jammers in three games, can win the crown tonight at home or, if needed, Thursday night also at home. The Spikes had the best home record in the league at 30-8.
Luis Perez started the winning rally in the 11th for State College with a leadoff single off Edison Frias. Jimmy Bosco hit into a fielder's choice, but a throwing error by Frias allowed Perez to score all the way from first base with the go-ahead run.
Jacob Booden set down Tri-City in order with two strikeouts to gain the win.
Mason Katz provided the State College run in fifth inning with a solo home run to tie it at 1-1.
A sacrifice fly by Brian Holberton in the second gave Tri-City a 1-0 lead.
Mike Felix pitches for Tri-City and Nick Petree for State College in Game 2 today at 7:05 p.m.