Penn State Hosts Ohio State for Big Weekend Series
Coming off two come-from-behind victories in non-conference games this week, the Penn State baseball team will try to keep the momentum going in an important three game series at home against Ohio State, starting tonight at 6:05.
Penn State defeated Mount Saint Mary’s on Tuesday in dramatic fashion. Trailing 3-0 in the eighth inning, the Lions rallied with 5 runs including a 2-run single by JJ White and an RBI triple from Sean Deegan to lead to the 5-3 victory.
On Wednesday against Kent State, Sean Deegan hit a bases-clearing triple in the fourth inning to give the Lions a lead that would last the entire time. The triple was Deegan’s 14th career triple, breaking the school record. Freshman catcher JC Coban raised his batting average above .300 with a 3-hit performance.
The two wins brought the Lions’ overall record to 20-21. They are currently tied for fifth place in the Big Ten with a 6-6 conference record. Ohio State (23-18) hasn’t fared quite as well (7-8 conference record), but are looking to move up in the standings.
The Lions will send sophomore lefty Joe Kurrasch to the mound for the series opener. Kurrasch is having a stellar season, and is third in the Big Ten with a 2.08 ERA. PSU head football coach Bill O’Brien will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game and will sign autographs during the second inning. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:05.
Fresh off a no-hitter against Iowa, Steven Hill will toe the rubber in game two on Saturday. John Walter will start game three on Sunday.
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