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Ryky Smith’s Walkoff Single Completes Sweep Of Pitt

One at-bat was all Ryky Smith needed. The senior from York came in as a pinch runner and executed a perfect hit-and-run play in the bottom of the ninth to score Jim Haley from third and end the game in walk-off fashion, 8-7 in front of more than 1,000 fans at Medlar Field Wednesday night.

How It Happened

Penn State (14-26) blew a 7-5 lead in the top of the ninth when Pittsburgh (16-26) first baseman Eric Hess singled to right field and brought two runners home to tie the game. Pitt would leave a runner stranded after shortstop Ron Sherman struck out looking on an 0-2 count.

Sophomore Jim Haley hit a leadoff single to shortstop for the Lions to begin the last half frame. He then advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by first baseman J.J. White, and made his way to third when centerfielder Ryan Richter singled to right on an 0-2 count. Ryky Smith stepped up to the batter’s box riding a hitless streak of 24 at bats when he delivered a textbook hit-and-run to score Haley and help Penn State walk off victorious.

All but one of Penn State’s 15 hits in the game were singles; the lone extra-base hit was a solo homer by designated hitter Greg Guers in the eighth inning to put the Lions up 7-5. RHP Tom Mullin tossed three full innings for the Lions, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out two.

Tweet Of The Game

What’s Next

Penn State begins its final home series of the season on Friday night when the team hosts Rutgers at 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s game will be televised on Big Ten Network at 1:30 p.m.

Photo: Mark Selders/GoPSUSports

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Zack Rickens

is a senior broadcast journalism student minoring in procrastination. He hails from the booming metropolis of Harrisburg and can usually be found eating Suzie Wong egg rolls. He enjoys long walks to the Phyrst and is probably ranting about sports on Twitter (@slickrick717). He can be reached at [email protected]

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