Penn State Baseball: What Are You Waiting for?
Let’s be honest, how many of us came to Penn State because of sports? Well, okay, maybe it was just football, but we’ve learned to love the rest of the teams too. Yet baseball largely remains a hidden gem in the Penn State sports landscape.
It’s time to change that. The weather is getting nicer (by State College standards) and baseball is on everyone’s mind as we enter the homestretch of the spring semester. Fortunately, the next few weeks provide plenty of opportunities to catch a game at the gorgeous Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, one of the top venues in college baseball, according to Rivals.com.
The Nittany Lion baseball team (19-10, 4-2 Big Ten) looks to keep its powerful offense rolling during this upcoming eleven-game homestand to close out the spring semester. Junior third baseman Jordan Steranka is batting .356 and leads the Big Ten in home runs (6), runs scored (32), and runs batted in (36), and junior first baseman Joey DeBernardis leads the conference in doubles with 15. As a team, Penn State is ranked in the Big Ten’s top three in almost every major offensive category, as well as in earned run average and opponent batting average.
You can also take advantage of the numerous promotions that will be offered during this homestand. Every Friday is “Dollar Dog Night”, a fan (and Onward State) favorite, and the first two games of this weekend’s series vs. Purdue will feature fireworks after the game. Best of all, student tickets to any game are just $2, and for $5 you can get tickets to all three games for any weekend series. And have you met the Nookie Monster? He’s only the coolest mascot on campus, and he loves to “move it like Bernie”.
This Wednesday night’s game vs. Pitt provides an added incentive to get to the ballpark, as all student ticket sales and $1 from every general admission ticket sold will go to THON.
For schedule and ticket information, visit GoPSUsports.com.