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Penn State Baseball Takes Down Georgetown 7-2

Penn State baseball (11-5) defeated Georgetown (11-8) on Sunday afternoon, by a comfortable margin of 7-2.

Jay Harry led the Nittany Lions offense with three RBIs and two hits, as Penn State swept the Hoyas in its home opener.

How It Happened

Penn State’s offense took some time to click, but it clicked just at the right time. The Nittany Lions recorded their first hit after 1.2 innings, but that hit, paired with the one that followed, gave Penn State a 2-0 lead. A deep hit to right field from Harry brought two more runs in before the end of the inning. After just two innings, the Nittany Lions worked Georgetown’s Jake Bloss to 59 pitches thrown.

Morales was pulled after three innings for Steven Miller, after putting together a solid performance. He allowed three hits and no runs, as well as two walks and two strikeouts in his second start this season.

After a quiet third inning for both offenses, Harry registered his third RBI in the fourth inning as he sent Tayven Kelley in from third base. Georgetown pulled Bloss after Harry’s hit. He finished with 85 pitches thrown and surrendered five runs in 3.2 innings.

Penn State’s defense allowed its first run in the sixth inning from a fielding error by Ben Kailher. Angelo D’Acunto reached home from third base to bring the score to 6-1 before Miller ended the inning on the next batter.

Miller was pulled after the sixth inning, while Jaden Henline was put in his place. Miller finished with three strikeouts, no walks, and no earned runs.

Penn State’s offense had slowed after the fourth inning. The Nittany Lions, while holding steady on defense, recorded just two hits in the next three innings.

Still, the Nittany Lions’ bats were active in the eighth inning, as they put runners on second and third base. With two outs on the board, Kailher stole home on a wild pitch, though that would be the final run of the inning.

Kailher’s run wouldn’t be the final of the game, as the Hoyas’ Jordan Kahn reached home on an RBI double. Kahn’s run wouldn’t change the outcome of the game, however, as Henline ended the game on the next batter and secured the 7-2 win.

Takeaways

  • Harry is continuing to stand out for Penn State. His three RBIs bring him to a total of 16 games on the year, comfortably the best on the Nittany Lions’ roster. Plus, “Ain’t No Sunshine” a fantastic walkup song.
  • Kailher also put together a fantastic offensive performance. He reached base three times and made the trip around the diamond twice. He also finished with an RBI in the win.

What’s Next

Penn State stays at home to face Binghamton on Dollar Dog Night at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21.

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About the Author

Joe Lister

Joe is a junior journalism major at Penn State and an associate editor at Onward State. He covers Penn State football and enjoys yelling on Twitter about Philadelphia/Penn State sports. He also listens to Mac Miller more than you. If you want to find him, Joe's usually watching soccer with his shirt off or at the gym with his shirt on. Please send all positive affirmations and/or hate mail toward him on Twitter (iamjoelister) or via email ([email protected]).

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