Nittany Lions To Host Weekend Series Against Wolverines
The Penn State baseball team, which has won six of it’s last seven matchups, will host the Michigan Wolverines this weekend for an important three-game series at Medlar Field. The Nittany Lions (13-19), with the help of a more productive offense, had won six straight games before falling to Pittsburgh Wednesday night.
They look to take advantage of a Michigan (15-19) team that has dropped its last three games as they get back into Big Ten action after a stretch of out-of-conference games. The Nittany Lions have averaged an impressive 7.3 runs over the last 11 games along with some decent pitching, good for an 8-3 stretch after some disappointing play early in the season.
Junior John Walter will take the mound on Friday, followed by sophomore Joe Kurrasch on Saturday, and junior Steven Hill on Sunday. The trio has looked great recently, highlighted by Kurrasch’s 10-strikeout shutout performance last Saturday, along with Hill’s complete game, eight strikeout, three run performance the following day.
As always, if you make it out to Medlar Field you can expect a slew of promotions over the weekend. Free Day Friday will allow free admission into the game, and on top of that, it’s dollar dog night! Season ticket holders will receive free food vouchers at the game, and the first 200 fans the enter the ballpark will get a scratchoff ticket that guarantees a PSU baseball-related prize.
Saturday will be the third annual Wounded Warrior game, which will have various promotions that benefit the Wounded Warrior Project — a non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness and provide healthcare for injured veterans. The Nittany Lions will wear special camouflage jerseys, with a silent auction following the game to benefit the charity. In addition, there will be $20 Penn State baseball camouflage hats on sale with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. Sunday is THON Sluggers Day, with all ticket proceeds going to THON.
You can purchase tickets at the Medlar Field box office or online.